The Trump administration is awarding more than $35 million in Justice Department grants to organisations that provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking.
The launch of these grants was announced today at the White House with Attorney General William Barr, presidential Adviser to Trump Ivanka Trump with other administration staff alongside survivors of human trafficking and organisations that have helped them recover.
The grants will be distributed to 73 organisations in 33 states. The money is to provide secure housing from 6 to 24 months, while survivors are helped through the devastating experience of being trafficked. Survivors will be supported to find permanent housing, help to find a job while receiving occupational training and counselling.
“The administration has heard these concerns and is responding by awarding leading nonprofit organisations the necessary funding to ensure that survivors have a stable place to live,” Ivanka Trump said in a statement.
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