Education and awareness to keep people from entering the sex industry
Avenues for those who are being exploited to exit the sex industry
Multi-faceted, survivor-centered treatment to enable a healthy future
In response to COVID-19, the Executive Committee of SAFE in Tampa Bay elected to pivot our plans for Phase One and follow the leadership and direction of SAFE Founders and the team in Seattle by addressing the immediate needs of our agency partners amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Our adjusted Phase One Strategy funding will be used for the following:
Applications are available to all approved partner agencies and granted on a monthly basis based on immediate need.
1) provide crisis intervention and case management for victims
2) identify gaps in local services and make recommendations to fill them
3) build partnerships with area providers to increase collaboration along the continuum of care for victims.
All of the prevention and demand reduction efforts SAFE has supported in the past are continuing in Phase Three but are being funded through their organization budgets. We never want to duplicate other donors’ funds, so we are focusing our Phase Three resources on critical needs in the movement where not as much funding is available.
Existing community of support
We fund organizations that already have a solid donor base and are not relying solely on SAFE for their program funding
We fund organizations that are thinking about the movement as a whole, not just their slice
We fund organizations that can show good stewardship of resources
We fund organizations that are in it for the long haul, and have a vision for how to end commercial sexual exploitation
Commitment to working with others
We fund organizations that have a proven track record of working with others toward common goals
We fund organizations with strong internal structure which makes them more outwardly effective