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.
Collaborating with Homeless Shelters to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking
Homeless shelters are designed to provide emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Survivors of trafficking may utilize homeless shelters as an emergency housing option. This fact sheet discusses collaboration with homeless shelters in order to serve survivors of trafficking.
FAQ on Service Provision for Housing Survivors of Trafficking
This fact sheet discusses frequently asked questions on service provision for housing survivors of trafficking. The questions were submitted by participants of a Listening Session hosted by Freedom Network USA and the National Survivor Network on May 21, 2019, for the HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS).
Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters
Survivors of trafficking often need housing assistance after exiting their trafficking situation. Domestic violence, homeless or human trafficking specific shelters, unfortunately, may have practices that mirror trafficking experiences and heighten the risk of re-traumatization. This webinar provides participants a foundation for understanding and implementing trauma-informed practices in shelters. Participants explore promising practices for shelters that are centered on self-determination, survivor choice, and trauma-informed services.
Housing Needs for Survivors of Trafficking: FAQ Sheet
This FAQ sheet, created by the National Survivor Network, discusses barriers to access and recommendations to shelter and housing programs.
Rapid Re-Housing: Securing Housing for Survivors of Trafficking
Rapid Re-Housing is a response to homelessness aimed at returning individuals to permanent housing as quickly as possible. This fact sheet explores how rapid re-housing can be utilized to house survivors of trafficking.
Standards of Care for the U.S. Anti-Trafficking Field
This white paper explores establishing Standards of Care for the anti-trafficking field in the United States. The author discusses the need to establish basic guidelines to ensure consistent service provision regardless of the geographic area in which services are accessed.
Funding Alert: Housing Funds to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking
This fact sheet provides an overview of the HUD Continuum of Care Domestic Violence Bonus funds and tips for anti-trafficking organizations to apply for the funds.
Technical Assistance Session: Working with Homeless Shelters to House Survivors of Human Trafficking
This Technical Assistance Session is a follow-up to the webinar on Working with Homeless Shelters to House Survivors of Human Trafficking. Expert panelists respond to questions on best practices for care provision, safety planning, eligibility and effective collaboration with homeless shelters.
Trafficking in Persons Report 2019
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.
Practice Update: Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Denied Humanitarian-based Immigration Cases
In May and June of 2019, practitioners reported that USCIS issued a number of NTAs in connection with denied U and T visa applications. This practice update addresses some of the actions practitioners can take in individual cases as well as to support policy level advocacy efforts.