Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $749,998)
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 award made to Volunteers of America of Los Angeles is funded under FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking which is designed to Volunteers of America of Los Angeles (VOALA) will implement Sanctuary: Pomona, designed to serve adult and minor victims of sex and labor trafficking, through a comprehensive case management approach that uses trauma-informed, strengths-based and victim-centered models. The program will use as its foundation VOALAs effective Sanctuary program currently operating in Los Angeles, expanding services to provide services in a new geographic area. The ultimate goal of Sanctuary: Pomona will be to identify and engage trafficking victims and enhance the quality and quantity of services available to trafficking victims in Pomona so that victims are able to achieve their individual goals and increase their feelings of safety and wellbeing.