SERVICES FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS & SURVIVORS

The Task Force includes funded social service providers who have programs and services specifically for victims/survivors of trafficking. Through the grant's funded partners, victims/survivors are able to access a variety of services, including:

  • 24-hour crisis/emergency response
  • ongoing case management
  • housing and shelter- emergency and long term
  • protection and safety planning
  • immigration services
  • transportation
  • childcare
  • legal services
  • educational and vocational training
  • medical & dental services
  • counseling & mental health services
  • criminal justice advocacy
  • more!

Any person who has experienced trafficking is able to access these services, regardless of: immigration status, race, gender, age, when/where the trafficking situation occurred, etc. Children accompanying victims/survivors of trafficking are also eligible for these services.

 To access these services, victims/survivors can either:

  1. be referred to a Task Force funded service provider (Covenant House New Orleans *lead funded partner*, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, Eden House, New Orleans Family Justice Center) by law enforcement, legal service providers, or social service providers; or
  2. contact the Task Force directly for a referral to the correct service provider for the individual's needs. 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SURVIVORS & SURVIVOR LEADERS

These networks, leadership opportunities, and organizations are specifically for survivors/survivor leaders:

 

REPRESENTATION OF TRAFFICKING VICTIMS/SURVIVORS

The media often represents survivors of human trafficking as powerless, scared, and helpless. The Task Forces aims to combat this narrative by creating a safe space that empowers survivors/survivor leaders to present their own narratives in an authentic way. We recognize the diversity of victim and survivor experiences.