- New York City
- Nassau County
- Suffolk County
- Northern New Jersey
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $750,000)
The goal of the FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Programs is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports direct services to victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period. This award made to Sanctuary for Families is funded under the Human Trafficking Services solicitation. SFF will use OVC funding to support their Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SFF-ATI), providing enhanced services to sex and gender-based labor trafficking victims of all typesU.S.-born and immigrant, minor and adult victims of all ages, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations. In addition to providing services to victims from all of New York Citys five counties, SFF-ATI will expand its outreach and training to partner agencies, law enforcement and criminal justice officials in Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island, New York; as well as northern New Jersey, including Newark. Through this project, SFF-ATI will enhance its trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically competent comprehensive legal services and intensive case management to 75-100 trafficking victims annually. Funded staff will also provide managed referrals to (1) internal SFF services including an intensive workforce training program; mental health counseling in many languages; childcare, clinical, and educational programs for children and youth; housing advocacy; and emergency financial aid; and (2) services from more than 15 community partners identified in this application (see Program Narrative) offering medical, psychiatric, and dental care; substance misuse treatment; education and employment assistance; emergency shelter; and additional culturally competent social services. CA/NCF.