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.
Economic Advocacy in Housing Programs
In this webinar, participants learned how economic empowerment supports survivors' individual strengths and goal planning. Presenters provided practical and creative ways to offer a spectrum of voluntary economic advocacy case management services beyond budgeting classes.
Building Trauma-informed Practices for Anti-Trafficking Housing Programs
This toolkit aims to provide a framework that anti-human trafficking providers offering housing services can utilize to build trauma-informed, person-centered, and voluntary housing programs for trafficking survivors.
Housing Training & Technical Assistance Project Flyer
FNUSA's Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project provide ongoing training & technical assistance to support service providers in learning about housing options and best practices for serving survivors of human trafficking. FNUSA provides policy and procedures support to OVC-funded housing projects, hosts live webinars, and produces resources on topics related to the intersection of housing and human trafficking. The Housing Training & Technical Assistance team strives to prioritize racial equity across all resources and materials.
Housing Policy & Procedure Review Flyer
OVC Human Trafficking Housing Grantees are required to submit policies and procedures relevant to the OVC-funded housing project to Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) for review, as outlined in their Award Conditions. The review process is an opportunity to receive feedback on policy & procedure documents through the lens of trauma-informed, voluntary, and person-centered services. The process is also a chance for grantees to troubleshoot any concerns that may arise from implementing these policies and procedures and a way to showcase organizational strengths.
Trauma-Informed Policies & Procedures for Housing Programs
This webinar provided an overview of best practices when creating trauma-informed policies and procedures for housing programs. Attendees learned how to incorporate a trauma-informed lens into their documentation, such as intake forms and screening tools.
The Intersection of Substance Use and Housing
This fact sheet provides an in-depth overview of the intersection of substance use and housing. It details how providers can support survivors who may be actively using substances through trauma-informed and voluntary services. The fact sheet also provides tips for supporting survivor well-being and recovery.
Supporting the Education and Employment Needs of Survivors with Criminal Records Factsheet
This factsheet, created by Freedom Network USA and Futures Without Violence, explains the barriers that trafficking survivors who have criminal records face and what advocates can do to support them with their education and employment needs.
Collaboration Toolkit for Anti-Trafficking and Housing Programs
This toolkit was created to address the need for collaboration across programs and communities for anti-trafficking and housing programs. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide information on the most meaningful ways to collaborate, form partnerships, and maintain survivor confidentiality. Additionally, this toolkit contains supplemental resources and a sample Memorandum of Understanding to assist with collaboration building.
Non-Discrimination Practices in Housing Programs
This webinar provided an overview of how housing programs and service providers can successfully employ non-discrimination practices. The presenters shared best practices for how to uphold survivor rights in different types of housing (Ex: shelters, transitional housing, scattered-site housing, residential). Presenters also discussed the protected classes covered under federal civil rights laws, including race, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, and physical or mental disability.
2022 Member Report
Our Member Report showcases the diverse expertise of members. It offers a snapshot of who is experiencing human trafficking, what services they are receiving, and the challenges they still face.