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Project Beacon MKE

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Milwaukee
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $475,000)

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, a nonprofit organization that provides culturally sensitive health care to the Native American population of Milwaukee, WI, will use this funding to: (1) continue operating its human trafficking program by maintaining its .40 FTE Project Coordinator and 1.0 FTE Victim Advocate/Case Manager, and expand the program by adding a 1.0 FTE Behavioral Health Trauma Counselor; (2) offer American Indian and Alaska Native human trafficking victims emergency and transitional housing assistance, food, clothing, and other aid; and (3) strengthen and enhance its collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders in and around Milwaukee, including participating in the Milwaukee County Human Trafficking Task Force, training staff from partner agencies and organizations on providing culturally appropriate responses to Native victims of human trafficking, and conducting outreach among the tribes located across Wisconsin.

Date Created: September 21, 2022