- Bay County
- Calhoun County
- Franklin County
- Gadsden County
- Gulf County
- Jefferson County
- Leon County
- Liberty County
- Taylor County
- Wakulla County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $799,968)
Through the award, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tallahassee will expand its geographic scope in Florida to the 10-county Big Bend region of Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf and Taylor Counties and with its subgrant partner, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), provide client-centered, trauma-informed services to all victims of human trafficking and extensive education and training opportunities to partners regarding human trafficking in this historically underserved region. The IRC and its subgrant partner, STAC, are the only two service providers in the region that serve all victims of all forms of human trafficking, including sex and labor, and regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, country of origin, and immigration status.
IRC will continue to fund client-centered, trauma-informed case management services of all victims of human trafficking and educational opportunities and trainings that will result in: 1) the completion of individualized safety plans and Individualized Service Plans for 48 victims of human trafficking; 2) the provision of comprehensive services to 48 victims of human trafficking; 3) assistance to at least 15 foreign-born victims with T-Visas or other forms of immigration status adjustments; 4) the completion of final assessments and individualized action plans for 48 clients upon exiting the program; 5) the establishment of nine new agency partnerships; 6) the further development and documentation of comprehensive response protocols for the identification and referral of survivors; 7) 18 trainings which reach 250 individuals; and 8) the provision of technical assistance to 45 individuals in the referral network and/or at partner agencies. As one of two of the only service providers with a proven record of providing such quality services, the IRC in Tallahassee is well-positioned to expand its service, deepen its impact and help more survivors rebuild their lives.
- New York Asian Women's Center, Inc. (DBA Womankind) proposes to enhance it's anti-human trafficking program, serving sex and labor trafficked survivors in New York City' five boroughs.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- AIM OVC Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services