Supporting Survivors of Trafficking
Supporting survivors’ unique needs
Opening Doors' Survivors of Trafficking Support Program assists with survivors' successful transition away from trafficking situations and helps to foster increased independence and reintegration into the community. Opening Doors’ client-centered, culturally responsive, trauma-informed program identifies the unique needs of each individual and connects them to appropriate resources, allowing us to create a victim-centered case management plan that meets individuals’ short-and long-term goals, including but not limited to housing, employment, life skills, and trauma recovery.
Migrants are particularly vulnerable to both sex and labor trafficking
Individuals who migrate to the U.S. in search of protection are particularly vulnerable to being trafficked. Between 2015 – 2018, approximately 31,000 victims have unknown immigration status. The most egregious figures come from the agriculture sector, where 76 percent of victims were immigrants.
SOURCE: “the Latino Face of Human Trafficking and Exploitation in the United States,” The Polaris Project, 2017
Survivors of Trafficking Support Services
- Transitional and short-term housing assistance
- Wraparound support services
- Mental health and counseling services
- Employment and life skills support
- Immigration legal services