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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.