Dear Friends of WTLC,
Last week, Governor Brown officially signed SB 862, the Budget bill that contains $10M specifically allocated to grants for services for victims of human trafficking. This means that the Human Trafficking Assistance Fund, which WTLC received funding from last year, will not lapse. We hope to apply for available opportunities next year to continue our work with survivors of human trafficking.
This year’s allocation in the state budget is a significant victory because this fund was initially cut and then reinstated in the same legislative cycle. WTLC and many other partnering agencies faced a tough uphill battle, but our diligent advocacy efforts urging our legislators to support this bill was successful. Our collective voice made this reinstatement of funding possible.
If you want to learn more regarding our services for human trafficking survivors – feel free to reach out. Also, I hope to see you at our 3/4 Time: Dueling Pianos for WTLC Event on October 4th!