On Wednesday, Maryland senators applauded an award of $500,000 in federal funds for the Salvation Army’s Next Step Program for Victims of Human Trafficking.
The funds came from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program and will allow the Next Step Program to provide housing and employment assistance to survivors of human trafficking.
“The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the need for stable, supportive housing for survivors. Through a long-term approach, the Next Step Program will use these funds to continue helping survivors of human trafficking transition to living independently – permanently. We are proud to keep supporting these crucial efforts in Congress,” said the delegation members.