- St. Louis City’s Kingsway West Neighborhood
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $350,000)
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 Covenant House is funded under Human Trafficking Services solicitation which is designed to achieve the following goals 1) provide immediate shelter for youth who have been trafficked, 2) connect youth who have been trafficked to mental health and support services, 3) transition youth who have been trafficked to long-term housing including transitional living programs, 4) increase the overall wellbeing and mental health of youth who have been trafficked, and 5) exit youth to permanent safe and stable housing. These goals will be achieved through the use of intense case management thatÂs guided by the youthÂs individualized treatment plan. The youthÂs treatment plan will be closely monitored by the TBH Clinical Case Manager, in addition to the youthÂs interdisciplinary team comprised of the residential case manager, therapist, psychiatric (if applicable), employment and education staff, program manager, residential director and any external providers deemed necessary. This team will conduct wraparound meetings on an ongoing basis to ensure the youth has the support required for them to transition from homelessness to hope. CA/NCF.