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 United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS, Inc.,is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS, Inc., (UMOS) seeks to provide direct services to victims of human trafficking statewide, with particular focus on Eastern Wisconsin, excluding Milwaukee County. UMOS will collaborate with a number of partners and other organizations to conduct outreach; educate various professional and communities on the human trafficking issue in all its forms and across all populations; screen and identify victims; provide and/or coordinate direct services (including culturally/linguistically relevant case management, client intake, client orientation/life skills, crisis intervention/24-hour response, basic necessities, documentation assistance, education, employment readiness/assistance, family support/reunification, language interpretation/translation, legal services, medical/dental services, mental/behavioral health services, shelter and housing services, substance abuse assessment and treatment, system-based advocacy and transportation assistance).CA/NCF