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Supportive Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2019-VM-BX-0020
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • West Metropolitan Area, including Hennepin, Scott, and Carver Counties
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
MN
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Hennepin
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$590,847

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $590,847)

Under the FY 2018 Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Trafficking program, all grantees are required to serve all minor victims (boys and girls under age 18) of all forms of human trafficking (sex and labor). The grantee will work with OVC Program Managers and Training and Technical Assistance Providers to ensure all victims are served. The overarching goal of The Link’s Safe Harbor Program is to provide a safe place for youth who are trafficked to heal from the trauma and build their protective factors to ensure that they can transition into a healthy and stable future that is free from exploitation. The intent is to increase young people’s connections to school and employment, enhance social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. The program uses a Comprehensive Youth-Centered Service Model based upon evidence-based practices such as positive youth development and trauma-informed care. While in the program, youth will participate in specialized services specific to the trauma of trafficking that allow the young person to make informed decisions about their future. The Link ensures that minors who have been trafficked are identified and referred for appropriate services and create client-centered goals that document the progress of the youth and the program. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 29, 2019