- New York City
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $486,894)
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.
This award made to New York Asian Women's Center, Inc., is funded under Purpose Area 2 to provide specialized services to victims of human trafficking (VHT) in NYC with a focus on serving the areas pan-Asian community. The project will serve women, men, and children victims of sex and labor trafficking in NYC, a major hub for trafficked victims. The project will support the delivery of specialized services in the Economic Empowerment and Legal focus areas, complimented by coordinated case management and supportive services. The Projects goals are to provide specialized services and integrated resources; to increase the coordinated community response to expand services; to provide training and public awareness activities; and to perform action research on the delivery of the project. The project will create a coordinated referral network with five partner agencies who offer home healthcare and hospitality employment training programs. Through the provision of workshop-style preparation, follow up, and one-on-one supportive counseling, The New York Asian Womens Center will support the hard skills learning aspect of the employment training programs through soft skills development. The New York Asian Womens Center will also provide support to all participating clients by covering any associated costs of the training courses, providing a stipend, and transportation (via public transit passes). All services provided will be integrated into The New York Asian Womens Center coordinated case management approach, providing the client with continued and seamless support. CA/NCF