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The Resource Library includes fact sheets, promising practices, tools, templates, and training materials developed by subject-matter experts with direct experience working with survivors. Resource topics address current trends and challenges in the field.




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Voluntary Services for Housing Providers – FNUSA Housing TTA Project

This webinar discusses the foundational concepts of voluntary services and how they can be applied to housing programs. The voluntary services model is a trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach based on the idea that participating in services should be voluntary and not a condition of receiving shelter or other housing services. With this approach, housing and service providers can prioritize survivors' choices, needs, and interests. This webinar will provide grantees the opportunity to review policies and procedures through a voluntary services lens and discuss frequently asked questions pertaining to the voluntary services approach.
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Keywords: Housing   Housing Assistance   Housing Navigation   Trauma Informed  
Demographics: Adults  

An Introduction to the Housing TTA Project: Grantee Orientation with FNUSA & OVC

This webinar was produced by Freedom Network USA under Grant Number 15POVC-23-GK-04059-HT, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Keywords: Housing   Housing Assistance   Housing Navigation  
Demographics: Adults  

Applying the Five Tiers of Economic Empowerment to Anti-Trafficking Housing Programs

This resource will provide multiple strategies to support trafficking survivors’ education and employment growth. Utilizing the Futures Without Violence Five Tiers of Economic Empowerment model, service providers can implement economic empowerment throughout a range of shelter and housing options. The guidance provided within the document will include ways that these tiers can be woven into short, medium, and long-term housing services.

Labor Trafficking Considerations for Housing Providers

Labor Trafficking is often under-identified due to a lack of training and awareness. Survivors of labor trafficking may be eligible for resources such as housing, case management, immigration relief, record expungement, public benefits, and restitution through both civil and criminal courts. Throughout this document, we will briefly cover how housing programs can begin to identify and define labor trafficking, screen for labor trafficking, and incorporate practices that include labor trafficking survivors seeking housing services.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets   Promising Practices  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking  
Keywords: Forced Labor   Housing   Screening  
Demographics: Adults  

Housing Navigators: An Innovative Strategy to Improving Housing Access for Trafficking Survivors

Housing Navigators are one strategy for assisting survivors of trafficking who face unique housing barriers. This resource will provide an overview of the Housing Navigator position, explain the specific responsibilities of the position, and how those duties can be implemented within anti-trafficking housing programs.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Promising Practices  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Housing Navigation   Promising Practices  
Demographics: Adults  

Re-Centering Sex Worker Safety in Anti-Trafficking Work: Perspectives from the Field.

Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) and the National Survivor Network (NSN) have developed the following guidelines to help anti-trafficking organizations work more collaboratively with sex worker safety advocates, some of whom experienced human trafficking, and to reduce harm that anti-trafficking efforts cause to those in the sex trades.

Housing Male-Identifying Survivors of Human Trafficking

Male survivors of human trafficking experience unique barriers when seeking shelter and housing assistance. This document provides foundational guidance on the challenges that male survivors face, along with strategies to increase the availability of services and support.

An Organizational Approach to Voluntary Services

This webinar delves deeper into the philosophies and principles of voluntary services and discusses how organizations can adopt and implement a voluntary services model organizationally. Attendees will learn from experts about the benefits and challenges of implementing a voluntary services model organizationally and how this approach can support organizations not only in service provision but also in staff retention, diversifying funding streams, and ways to create multi-level buy-in within organizations.

Voluntary Services FAQ

This FAQ addresses frequently asked questions from anti-trafficking housing providers regarding implementing a voluntary services model in shelter and housing programs.

Serving Human Trafficking Survivors with Disabilities in Housing

The webinar will delve into disability justice for survivors of human trafficking and explore how housing programs can assist survivors with disabilities in navigating housing systems, including partnering with local agencies supporting those with disabilities to provide wrap-around support.