- Willamette Valley area
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $497,943)
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. This project serves victims of human trafficking in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, with a focus on Clackamas County. The overarching mission of the project is promoting access to and retention of permanent housing for vulnerable populations. All program activities are designed to help survivors secure permanent housing. This project will operate through a scattered-site transitional housing model and subsidized rental structure and serve 20-25 households. Scattered-site tenant-based transitional housing provides an opportunity for victims to choose their preferred housing unit and location. Services are tailored to meet victims self-identified needs and address their safety, security, healing and wellbeing. Victims of trafficking have complex trauma from the ongoing abuse, coercion, violence, and threats of violence they have experienced as well as have experienced poly-victimization. Support services are provided by dedicated and skilled case managers through a strengths-based model of service that upholds the strength, dignity, and self-determination of the participants. The project offers a broad range of voluntary services, including (but not limited to): ongoing safety planning; assistance filing protective orders; economic empowerment services; accompaniment to appointments such as court hearings, forensic interviews or medical visits; and financial empowerment supports. CA/NCF
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