Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to building peace and advancing human freedom, joined the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative and Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation in announcing the official start of the Partnership for Freedom’s first innovation challenge—Reimagine: Opportunity. The Partnership for Freedom is a public-private partnership that aims to confront some of the deepest difficulties facing survivors of modern-day slavery in the United States.
Through a series of three innovation challenges, the Partnership for Freedom encourages organizations and communities from across the country to submit new ideas to improve and increase services for human trafficking survivors. The first challenge in the series, Reimagine: Opportunity, looks for innovative and sustainable ways to address three critical issues faced by human trafficking survivors:
- Sustainable housing: There is a dire shortage of emergency, transitional and long-term housing for survivors.
- Economic empowerment: Finding a job and becoming financially independent are critical elements of recovery, but there are limited solutions and services to help survivors access these opportunities.
- Social services: Survivors commonly require legal services, medical and mental health care, dental care and case management services; however, they often are unable to access the services they need, or if they are, the quality is inconsistent.
“The goal of the Partnership for Freedom is to inspire communities to work together to address some of the key challenges facing survivors of modern-day slavery,” said Randy Newcomb, president and CEO of Humanity United. “We want to see new actors, new skills, new data, new ideas and new energy enter the anti-trafficking conversation. ”
Learn more at the Digital Journal article: Humanity United, Federal Government and Global Foundations Launch Partnership for Freedom.