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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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Housing Intake Template

This template provides a fillable questionnaire to  assist anti-trafficking service providers with completing a housing intake with a survivor. This resource includes questions about survivor health and wellbeing, safety, and housing needs.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Promising Practices   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Promising Practices  

Intake Guidelines for Anti-Trafficking Housing Programs

This intake guide gives anti-trafficking service providers information on how to best conduct a survivor intake into a housing program. This resource includes recommendations on questions to ask at intake, ways to conduct a successful intake.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Promising Practices   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Promising Practices  

Housing Older Survivors of Human Trafficking

During this webinar attendees learned the following:
  • The intersection and importance of serving older human trafficking survivors in need of housing.
  • Unique needs and challenges faced by older and aging survivors and ways providers may accommodate these needs.
  • Best practices and standards of care when working with older survivors.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  
Demographics: Adults  

Working with Landlords While Maintaining Survivor Confidentiality

During this webinar, attendees learned the following:
  • The importance of survivor confidentiality while accessing housing options.
  • Examples of ways housing programs and landlords can work together to provide services and advocacy to survivors.
  • Ideas for outreach planning to build a diverse landlord network.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Economic Advocacy  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Fact Sheets   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Promising Practices   Trauma Informed  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

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.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Tools  
Keywords: Housing  

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.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Trauma Informed  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Promising Practices   Safety Planning   Trauma Informed  
Demographics: Adults