The primary goal of the FY 2018 Comprehensive Services for All Forms of Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. The Program provides funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. Funding also supports efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities.
With this award, First Nations Community Health Source (FNCH), a community health center, health care for the homeless clinic, and an urban Indian health center in Albuquerque, New Mexico will conduct the Human Trafficking Advocacy and Support Project (HTAS) to improve the quantity and quality of culturally appropriate victim-centered services available to at least 200 victims of human trafficking in Albuquerque. In addition to intensive case management services, FNCH will conduct public awareness activities and community collaborations for referrals and services. FNCH will implement a multidisciplinary Comprehensive Service Model that will include evidence-based and cultural practices, collaboration, case management, advocacy, behavioral health, traditional healing, medical, and needed support services (e.g., social services, emergency financial assistance, etc.). Funding will expand and enhance the centers existing service model and will coordinate services with community partners.