Services: Provides housing and support for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking victims. Services include counseling, transportation, case management, and assistance locating employment. Has court advocates, and also contracts out with attorneys; works with Three Rivers. Has 24 hour hotline, provides vouchers for clothing and furniture at their two thrift stores. They serve both pre-certified and certified victims. Shelter can take boys up to 17 accompanied by their mother. Victims can stay up to six weeks, and stays may be extended on a case-by-case basis.
Florida Coastal Legal Services
Services: Offer pro bono legal representation to immigrant victims of human trafficking through their student immigration clinical program.
First Coast Child Protection Team
Services: Medical screenings and referrals, child forensic interviews; cases need to be reported to law enforcement to be eligible to receive these services.
Services: Assists victims of human trafficking that do not have a domestic violence component to their case. Client needs are evaluated on a case by case basis to provide housing and case management. Usually case management involves seeking services and providing referrals to
different agencies. Hubbard House also has a thrift store that provides vouchers to clients.
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
904/356-8371, ext. 334 or (866) 356-8371 toll-free
Services: Provides immigration services to persons who are certified as victims of human trafficking through HHS; covers Duval, Baker, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties; applicants’ income must not exceed 187% of POV guidelines.
Services: Provides emergency shelter care for up to eight weeks; during this time, advocates provide counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, and referrals to other partners. Also facilitates transportation through a volunteer program for their appointments. Services are available to both pre-certified and certified victims of trafficking.
Trinity Rescue Mission
Services: Drug/smoke free short-term emergency shelter; in addition to shelter, provides meals and clothing. Has one facility for women and children (limited space for boys 8-13) and another facility for men and boys over the age of 13. Open to both domestic and international
Woman’s Center of Jacksonville
Services: supports victims of sexual assault with legal assistance, finding shelter and clothing, providing mental health counseling on a sliding scale for victims over the age of twelve or if awarded victim compensation; provides counseling for three years (parental consent is needed for minors.) The Center assists both males and females but the majority of the clients are female. For foreign victims of human trafficking, the services are coordinated with the Jacksonville Task Force or FBI.
Services: Provide assistance to international pre-certified and certified victims of trafficking; cover basic needs such as housing, food, medical care, transportation, and clothing. Also assist victims in applying for public benefits.
The Zonta Club of Jacksonville
Services: Human Trafficking Speaker’s Bureau to increase awareness of human trafficking.