- New York City Area
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $550,000)
The goal of the FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Programs 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. The Institute for Family Health, one of the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) networks in New York State, will continue to support the Trauma Informed Linkage to Care (TLC) Clinic, New York City's first community health center-based clinic targeted to the needs of survivors of human trafficking. The Institute's TLC Clinic provides comprehensive primary medical care, mental health services, client coordination, and other support services. In alignment with the need in the NYC area, the majority of clients served are female victims of sex trafficking. With OVC funding, TLC will increase the quality and quantity of these services for survivors of human trafficking. They will continue to conduct extensive outreach; encourage and receive referrals from a number of area agencies; cross-refer so that victims receive all needed services; and collaborate with service provider partners to avoid service duplication. They will also provide training to NYC-area health professionals and other community partners. CA/NCF.