Tampa and Clearwater

CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
Services: Staff specially trained in working with trafficking victims, including children; emergency shelter and crisis line, support groups, information and referrals, legal advocacy, children’s programs, emergency food, clothing, personal items, safety planning, addictions
intervention and referrals, special outreach to elderly and people of color, transitional housing with an afterschool program, supervised visitation, emergency response team for child abuse prevention, Peacemakers prevention for pre-school, elementary and middle school, thrift shop, community education and training, address confidentiality, relocation and crime compensation assistance.

Clearwater Task Force Against Human Trafficking
Services: Coordinates with services providers in the area to meet the housing, legal, medical, and mental health care needs of victims of human trafficking.

Family Resource Inc.
Manatee County
Services: Maintains short-term shelters (“SafePlace2B”) that provide care for runaway and homeless youth ages 10 through 17. Youth receive basic care, individual and family counseling, life skills, and are reconnected to school and other community resources. Services may be accessed 24 hours a day by calling:
St. Petersburg (727) 384-TEEN (8336)
Clearwater (727) 449-TEEN (8336)
Bradenton (941) 708-5850

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Services: Advocacy throughout the process of recovery for pre-certified and certified immigrant trafficking victims and for domestic trafficking victims; provides case management in meeting victim needs such as housing, medical & mental health care, and education; works closely with
community service providers to secure emergency food and shelter, medical and psychological treatment, and other services for victims.

Gulf Coast Legal Services
Services: Offers comprehensive pro bono immigration legal representation to survivors of trafficking.

Lutheran Social Services
Services: Offers short-term, residential shelter for runaways and troubled youth (ages 10-17) as well as individual and family counseling. Master’s level professionals and trained staff provide a full range of services including: screening and assignments, referrals, temporary
shelter, counseling, intervention, case management, and aftercare/follow-up for six months.

Salvation Army
Services: Shelter is available for labor and sex trafficking, female and male victims, and available for children when referred by DCF. These services can be provided to both pre-certified and certified victims. The time frame for shelter depends on each case; the organization works with
other organizations for case management.

World Relief
Services: Offers comprehensive services which include: case management; housing; immigration legal support; advocacy; medical and dental care; mental health assessments; translation and interpretation services; job skills training/ESL and transportation; interact with over 100 local churches and ministries.