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Trauma-informed Transitional Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-0016
Areas Served
States Served
CT
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$451,676

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $451,676)

The goal of the FY 2020 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to support housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this solicitation supports programs that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services to victims of human trafficking who are in need of housing as a result of human trafficking. Funding will be provided over a three-year project period. LISA, Inc., a division of Community Solutions, Inc., will fund two dedicated apartments for up to 12 youth, over three years, within its Supervised Apartments and Independent Living (SAIL) Program. Located centrally in Meriden, CT, the program can serve males or females who are victims of human trafficking from across Connecticut between the ages of 18-23. Referred clients will receive safe, stable, transitional housing, comprehensive services and assistance in finding and securing permanent housing and post-discharge services. The apartments dedicated for the Housing for Victims of Human Trafficking (SAIL HVHT) program will serve up to 4 clients per year, and up to 12 clients served over 3 years, with an anticipated average length of stay of 9 months, with 6-24 months of follow-up support. Participants of the SAIL HVHT program will have improved in a variety of life domains, including: (1) ready access to mental health, medical and victim support services, (2) established connections in the community for financial assistance, childcare and transportation, (3) education, vocational training, and employment, and (4) permanent housing and supports upon discharge. CA/NCF
Date Created: August 4, 2020