- Hillsborough County
- Miami-Dade County
- Sarasota County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $681,966)
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. Living Above the Noise's More Too Life program will robustly enhance the scope of its services adding capacity to serve by increasing staff and resources (housing and education and employment). Onboarding dedicated staff will transform the current teams ability to manage burgeoning caseloads and reduce the number of persons waitlisted for services. Bolstering More Too Lifes resources for education, employment, and the provision of housing will catalyze the organizations work in elevating quality of life and the propensity to thrive for victims-turned-survivors. Service enhancement will be in three critical areas: Education and Employment Assistance, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Housing and Shelter Assistance. In order to accomplish the goals of this program, More Too Life will continue its partnerships with several organizations including the Glory House of Miami, Forty Carrots Family Center (mental health), and the Childrens Home Network, a Florida not-for-profit corporation. CA/NCF.