HHS Awards Grants for the Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program

Posted on

July 6, 2011


HHS Awards Grants for the

Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program



The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $3 million in grants to eleven organizations for its Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program. 


The central purpose of these grants is to increase the identification and protection of human trafficking victims in the United States and to increase public awareness about human trafficking.  Grantees will serve as regional focal points for an intensification of local outreach to and identification of victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons.  The grantees are responsible for leading or participating in an anti-human trafficking coalition, conducting public awareness activities, and providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking issues to local organizations.  Each grantee must sub-award at least 60 percent of grant funds received to local organizations that can identify and/or work with victims of human trafficking. 

The funds, administered by ACF’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Colorado Legal Services (Colo.) – $300,000
  • Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission (Calif.) – $241,667
  • Healing Place Church Serve (La.) – $239,750
  • Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition (Tex.) – $298,000
  • International Institute of St. Louis (Mo.) – $292,300
  • International Rescue Committee (N.Y.) – $300,000
  • Mosaic Family Services (Tex.) – $291,971
  • Pacific Gateway Center (Hawaii) – $150,000
  • Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (Calif.) – $287,412
  • Safe Horizon, Inc. – (N.Y.) – $298,900
  • SAGE Project, Inc. (Calif.) – $300,000



Kind regards,

Maggie Wynne

Director, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division

Rescue & Restore


National Human Trafficking Resource Center • 1-888-3737-888

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