- New York City
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $650,000)
The goal of the FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports specialized services to victims of sex and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period.
Restore will provide a range of housing options, including emergency, transitional, rapid rehousing, and flexible funding to facilitate human trafficking survivors self-sufficiency and transition into safe, affordable, and sustained housing. Restore operates under a Housing First philosophy. The Housing First framework connects survivors as quickly and efficiently as possible to sustainable housing. Restore uses resource coordination and referrals to ensure all victims of trafficking, including males and minors, can receive services through project partners. This project will ensure the expansion of Restores impact through growth in direct service provision and resource coordination for all victims of trafficking, as well as through trainings and public awareness. CA/NCF