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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 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.

Voluntary Services for Housing Providers

This webinar aimed to discuss the concepts of voluntary services and how they can be applied to housing programs and review policies and procedures through a voluntary services lens. Breakout groups facilitated the discussion of several different scenarios to expound on the principles of voluntary services. We welcomed all providers, regardless of their knowledge base and experience with the voluntary services model.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Keywords: Housing  

Culturally Responsive Housing Programs

This webinar discussed the growing need for culturally responsive housing programs in the U.S. and provided key tools for examining and developing culturally responsive and inclusive housing programs for survivors of human trafficking.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Keywords: Housing  
Demographics: Adults  

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