WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Victims of human trafficking in Westchester County will be able to receive additional help with a recent $749,927 Department of Justice grant to help fund My Sisters' Place of White Plains.
U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D- Harrison, who helped secure the grant from the department's Office for Victims, said the grant will allow the organization to provide direct services to survivors of human trafficking.
“The exploitation of women, men and children for profit is a severe violation of human rights, and we must do everything in our power to identify and combat it,” said Lowey. “I’m pleased that My Sisters’ Place will use these federal funds to enhance and expand critical direct service programs for human trafficking survivors. As ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue fighting to secure resources that protect our region from atrocities like human trafficking while supporting survivors in our communities.”
The grant will enable MSP to assist more trafficking survivors in and around Westchester County with comprehensive, timely services to recover and restore more stability in their lives, Lowey said.
In addition, the provision of high-quality services over a three-year project period will address individual needs of trafficking survivors.
Ensuring safe and secure communities is a priority for Lowey, who said she believes residents have the basic right to live in communities free from fear and violence.