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. This is award made to Aspire Indiana, Inc., and is funded under the Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation which is designed to provide direct services to victims of human trafficking.
Aspire Indiana, Inc., a Community Mental Health Center located in Anderson, IN, plans to create a Whole Health Residential Facility for Victims of Human Trafficking. This project is intended to help Aspire build capacity to serve victims of human trafficking. Aspire will serve female and trans gender youth between the ages of 15 to 17 in order to fill a gap in services for this population. Aspire intends to provide residential care, individual therapy, group therapy, primary care, substance use treatment, life skills training, assistance with High School Equivalency test to achieve a high school degree, and continued services up to the age of 22 for residents who transition out of the child welfare system. Once a client transitions out of the child welfare system, Aspire will add services such as employment and housing to help build on the support structures developed during their stay in Aspire's facility. CA/NCF