Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Amount: 
$50,000
Year: 
2017
Field of Interest: 
Human Trafficking
Program Name: 
Comprehensive Case Management
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Established in 1998, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic human rights organization dedicated to serving survivors of all forms of human trafficking through its model of direct service programming and a strong network of over 135 Los Angeles-based partners that provide specialized care to survivors. Through partnerships and on-site resources, CAST provides the following wraparound services: 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency field response; emergency shelter and temporary, transitional housing; basic needs services; mental health services; medical, health and wellness resources; case management; substance abuse treatment; access to education; life skills and vocational training; and legal assistance and advocacy. Since its founding, CAST has served more than 1,500 trafficking survivors and their families spanning the ages of 3 - 78.

Grant Purpose: 

The Comprehensive Case Management program promotes stabilization, recovery, and self-advocacy for survivors of labor and sex trafficking.

Survivors of human trafficking are facing nothing short of a crisis. As people at the margins are being directly targeted with a kind of cruelty that we have not seen in generations, they are fighting for their very existence. In this crucial moment, CAST is a proud partner with the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles to embolden our commitment to social justice principles and protect the rights of the most marginalized Angelenos. These resources will allow us to throw our full organizational weight behind the empowerment strategies that are needed right now.

Kay Buck
CEO, CAST