Services Available to Survivors of Trafficking

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Federal services are available for individuals who have experienced human trafficking. This page is intended to help case managers and advocates find programs their clients may be eligible for.

Available services vary depending on many factors — age, status, income, residence, and others. Contact the local benefit-issuing agency directly to see if your client may receive services. You can also contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline Visit disclaimer page for more information.

Click on your client’s status to see what services they may be eligible for in addition to aid that is available to all individuals. A printable guide to these benefits and services is also available.

You can also access an interactive public benefits map, Visit disclaimer page  step-by-step public benefits charts, Visit disclaimer page  and guide created by the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project Visit disclaimer page

Victim Assistance

All Individuals, Regardless of Status

Certain aid is available to all individuals of all statuses. Each program has its own eligibility requirements.

Nutrition

Medical Services

Mental Health

Monetary Assistance

Employment

Witness Protection and Services during Investigation

Additional Resources

U.S. Citizen

Any individual born in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or Swain’s Island; or foreign-born children under age 18 residing in the U.S. with their birth or adoptive parents, at least one of whom is a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization; or individuals granted citizenship status by the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS).

In addition to certain aid that is available to all individuals, U.S. citizens may also be eligible for:

Nutrition

Housing

Medical Services

Monetary Assistance

Employment

Education

Individual Lawfully Present in the U.S., but not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

Any individual paroled for at least one year who the Government has agreed not to remove from the United States for a temporary period. This includes nonimmigrants who are admitted to the United States on a temporary basis, such as a person on a student visa, exchange visitor visa, or temporary worker visa.

In addition to certain aid that is available to all individuals, a client who is lawfully present in the US may also be eligible for:

Medical Services

Refugee, Asylee, or Cuban/Haitian Entrant

An individual granted refugee or asylee status by the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), or an individual granted parole status as a Cuban/Haitian entrant under the Cuban Haitian Entrant Program (CHEP).

Every state has a State Refugee Coordinator or Regional Representative who oversees benefits for trafficking victims, as well as refugees and other populations.

In addition to aid that is available to all individuals, a refugee, asylee, or Cuban/Haitian entrant may also be eligible for:

Nutrition

Housing

Medical Services

Monetary Assistance

Employment

Education

Multiple Needs Assistance

Adult with an HHS Certification Letter

Any adult who has received an HHS Certification letter.

Every state has a State Refugee Coordinator or Regional Representative who oversees benefits for trafficking victims, as well as refugees and other populations.

In addition to aid that is available to all individuals, an adult with HHS Certification may also be eligible for these programs.

Housing

Medical Services

Monetary Assistance

Employment

Education

Multiple Needs Assistance

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