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Victim Service Provider of the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Taskforce

Award Information

Award #
2019-VT-BX-K038
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Hampton Roads Area
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
VA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$839,055

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $839,055)

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. Samaritan House, Inc., addresses growing trafficking concerns in Virginia's Hampton Roads area. Samaritan House has formed multiple community partnerships and has several Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) in place with agencies that work within the empowerment model and are trauma-informed and/or provide specialized services for trafficked persons. Samaritan House’s four-phased program helps to address immediate needs and plan for mid- and long-term goals in a manageable and comprehensive way. Samaritan House is coordinating its activities with the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Taskforce and works in partnership with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 29, 2019