- Douglas County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $925,000)
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 direct services to victims of sex trafficking 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 Women's Center for Advancement is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
The Womens Center for Advancement (WCA) and Youth Emergency Services (YES) have come together to propose the Comprehensive Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking grant project. The purpose of this grant project is to sustain capacity in providing comprehensive services to all victims of human trafficking in Douglas County, in Omaha, Nebraska. The WCA is the designated service provider for victims of human trafficking in the Omaha area. YES is a direct service provider in Douglas County, addressing the needs of homeless and at-risk youth. Other project partners include Omaha Integrative Care (OIC), Project Everlast, the Salvation Army, and the State of Nebraska Office of the Attorney General. WCA and YES collaborated to create Indigo, a program which provides survivors of human trafficking access to low-barrier civil and criminal legal services, clinical advocacy, case management services, and medical and mental health care. CA/NCF