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San Diego Youth Services Short Term Housing Assistance

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • San Diego County
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States Served
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Awardee County
United States
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $800,000)

San Diego Youth Services will provide flexible short term housing assistance (STHA) and transitional housing (TH) with culturally appropriate, survivor-centered services for transitional age youth who have experienced sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation (ST/CSE), emphasizing underserved refugee populations, especially those from East African, Middle Eastern, Central and South Asian, Slavic, and Haitian backgrounds, in San Diego County. In partnership San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition (SDRCC), a collective of 12 ethnic-community based organizations serving refugees, asylum seekers, and their families, San Diego Youth Services will provide: 1)  flexible, hybrid STHA and TH for 24  survivors between 16- to 25-years-old with culturally appropriate, strengths-based, survivor-driven assessments, service plans, case management, linkages, and follow-up support;  2) linkages to community resources and services, including SDRCC-member culturally specific supports, employment and education services, and permanent housing; 3) assessment of refugee communities risks and needs for human trafficking (HT) to develop a San Diego-specific refugee HT curricula delivered to 360 individuals; 4) train SDRCC member staff on screening, assessment, and referrals of ST/CSE survivors; SDRCC will train SDYS on refugee needs, strengths, and cultural resources; 5) language-specific trafficking materials (Russian, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Burmese/Karen, Dari/Pashto).

Date Created: September 27, 2022