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The Embracing Project - Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $499,950)

The goal of the FY 2020 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to support housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this solicitation supports programs that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services to victims of human trafficking who are in need of housing as a result of human trafficking. Funding will be provided over a three-year project period. The Embracing Project will make available transitional housing --specifically, this up to 4 temporary transitional housing units--to help victims transition into permanent housing to an estimated 12-16 victims of human trafficking (including their minor children) between the ages of 12 -21 from any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and national origin who are identified in Southern Nevada - Clark County. TEP provides supportive services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner: intake and need assessments, crisis triage, 24-hour supervised Drop-in center services, gateway services (i.e., clothing, food, water, hygiene products), safety planning and training, client-centered case management, specialized court advocacy, legal rights and responsibilities workshops, accompaniment for clients who have to testify against their exploiters, attendance at child forensic examinations, trauma-informed mental/behavioral health counseling, group and 1:1 mentoring, peer-to-peer services, positive youth development activities, life skills classes, onsite education and tutoring, community resource trainings, community service and volunteer opportunities. CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020