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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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Screening Guidelines for Housing Programs

This document provides anti-trafficking service providers with tips on best practices for screening trafficking survivors for housing programs. This resource includes information about screening in, eligibility criteria, and warm referrals when working with housing survivors of trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Promising Practices   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Promising Practices  

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  

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