National Listening Session on Social Security Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Putting People at the Center: Improving Customer Experience with Federal Services
The Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be holding a series of listening sessions with federal partners to implement Cross Agency Priority 4 in the President’s Management Agenda to improve customer experience with federal services. The listening sessions will focus on improving access to services for survivors of human trafficking to reach housing and economic stability and exploring innovative workforce development ideas. The listening session also supports the HHS Aim for Independence initiative that notes the importance of putting people at the center of programs and learning from local efforts to promote economic mobility.
We, along with the Social Security Administration, invite you to a national listening session on social security services for survivors of human trafficking as the first topic in the series. Access to social security identification cards and supplemental security income often marks the start of the path towards self-sufficiency for survivors of human trafficking. We’d like to hear from survivors and other stakeholders on what is working and not working to successfully connect survivors of trafficking to social security services. What are your ideas for a modern, streamlined, and responsive customer experience with these federal services?
|What||National Listening Session on Social Security Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking|
|Who||Survivors of human trafficking and families interacting with federally-funded systems of care, federally-funded anti-trafficking programs, organizations assisting survivors of human trafficking and populations at high risk for human trafficking, state and local officials administering programs for survivors of trafficking and populations at high risk for trafficking, and other interested stakeholders|
|When||Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm EST|
|How||Register for the listening session to receive conference line information|
Future listening session topics will include access to Medicaid and Medicare services, supportive housing services, and workforce development.
The HHS Office on Trafficking in Persons is responsible for the development of anti-trafficking strategies, policies, and programs to prevent human trafficking, building health and human service capacity to respond to human trafficking, increase victim identification and access to services, and strengthen health and well-being outcomes of trafficking survivors. Subscribe to our End Trafficking newsletter.