Human Trafficking Resources for Victims & Survivors

If you or someone you know is:

    • Forced to work.
    • Not allowed breaks or experiences unusual work restrictions.
    • Is unpaid or paid very little.
    • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
    • Experiences verbal, physical and/or psychological abuse, or threats of, by their supervisor, manager or boss.

Support and assistance is available. Services are available to victims, survivors and individuals impacted by labor and/or sex trafficking. Support and assistance is also available to individuals who may be at-risk or have been hurt or harmed by a different crime.

Services may include:

  • Support and assistance with meeting your self-identified needs.
  • Support in-person or over the phone.
  • Support accessing  food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care.
  • Assistance with safety and support planning.
  • Assistance with understanding your rights and options.
  • Assistance with understanding the criminal justice system, if needed.

What does this cost? Is it safe to call?
What you share with service providers is completely up to you and will be kept private.  (Non-profit organizations in the State of Washington are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect. If an individual is at-risk of harming themselves or someone else, this information may also be reported to law enforcement.) Non-profit organizations and Tribes funded by OCVA to provide services to individuals hurt or harmed (victims of crime) provide FREE support and assistance. The links below also provide information on free support and assistance statewide.

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) uses a person-centered approach that acknowledges and respects the human rights of all people who have been hurt or harmed. OCVA funds programs that serve people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and other types of crimes. To see what resources are available in your area, visit the OCVA portion of this website.

Rental Assistance:
Victims/Survivors of Labor and/or Sex Trafficking

Assistance is available through June 30, 2023. Per the legislation, OCVA’s current Human Trafficking Services and Outreach grantees are managing and issuing the funds.

Rental assistance is available to individuals in Washington State who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking.

 Caregivers and parents of individuals who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking
may receive funding.
o     A report to law enforcement is not required
o     Assistance is available regardless of when the trafficking occurred
 Rental assistance must be provided to the landlord, property management business or to
the individual that needs to be paid for the rental cost.

What is eligible?

Rental Assistance Services addressing barriers to acquiring
housing common to victims of human trafficking
 
Rental application fee
Rental assistance – for adult
victim/survivor or caregiver of
victim/survivor
Rental assistance for
victim/survivor who will be relocating out of state
Identification
Hotel stay
U-Haul
Moving expenses
Essential needs i.e. crib,
Relocation expenses
o Out of state
 
Please email or call for more information or referrals for rental assistance: 
Stephanie Pratt
Victims of Crime Program Manager, Anti-Human Trafficking Lead Stephanie.pratt@commerce.wa.gov
360-764-0748