Winners Announced for the Partnership for Freedom’s Reimagine: Opportunity Challenge
Today, the Partnership for Freedom (PFF)—a public-private partnership led by Humanity United, U.S. government agencies and private donors to spur innovative solutions to confront the difficulties faced by survivors of modern-day slavery—announced the winners of its first innovation challenge, Reimagine: Opportunity. Meet The Winners The Massachusetts General Hospital Freedom Clinic, a project of the MGH Human Trafficking Initiative from the Department of Emergency Medicine's Division of Global Health & Human Rights, will receive $600,000 to establish a pioneering model of comprehensive primary and preventative health care services for trafficking survivors. Massachusetts General Hospital, the oldest and largest of the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, will provide best-in-class, trauma-informed care to survivors. Lessons learned will be shared with healthcare providers across the nation to inform new policies and protocols that will improve the ability of our health care system to identify and assist trafficking survivors. The Safe Shelter Collaborative will receive $1.17 million to dramatically increase access to appropriate, supportive shelters for survivors of human trafficking. A collaboration between Polaris Project, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, this project uses technology to locate and provide immediate shelter services for survivors and will increase the amount of shelter available by broadening the base of organizations who can support trafficking survivors. Grants for the PFF winners are funded entirely by private donors, including Humanity United, Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative, and Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation. The two winning projects will strengthen critical services for human trafficking survivors in their local communities while generating new information that can be used to develop effective approaches to combating modern slavery. Find out more about these winners and the Partnership for Freedom.