2022 Impact Report
Top Accomplishments to Date
Provided services to 1,912 sex trafficked children and young adults
In 2022, 32 survivors received housing assistance, a top reported need
A top employer of survivor leaders and consultants
Florida’s largest network for sex trafficked survivors age 10-24
Statewide sex trafficking public awareness and education
Open Doors Continuum of Services
Individualized Wellness Plans
Information and Referral
Personal and Court Advocacy
Survivor Story of Hope
From High Risk to High Goals for the Future
Healing from the complex trauma of sex trafficking takes time. Voices for Florida Open Doors Outreach Network is Florida’s largest trauma-responsive, survivor-centered network of care for child victims of sex trafficking. Our approach helps them reconnect with hope, heal physically and mentally, and reclaim a better future.
Danielle* was being sold to men for sex by her own mother. We first met Danielle at the State Attorney’s Office while she was preparing to testify against her mother. Throughout the entire judicial process, our Open Doors Outreach Team, consisting of a Clinician, Regional Advocate and Survivor-Mentor, provided trauma-responsive care and support. We even held her hand at her mother’s sentencing hearing.
Because of Danielle’s unwavering testimony, her mother is now incarcerated and unable to harm Danielle anymore. Today, Danielle no longer struggles with self-harm and knows how to handle triggers of PTSD. She continues to receive counseling with her Open Doors Clinician. With the support of her team, she achieved her goal of graduating from high school and plans to attend college to major in business. In addition to healing a life, the long term cost savings are enormous.
*Name has been changed to protect privacy
Who We Serve
Our Promising Practices of Care
Survivors are empowered to be active participants in their wellness care.
We apply techniques aligned with overcoming the physical and psychological impacts of trauma.
A team of professionals work together to create and implement individualized wellness plans.
Funding Follows the Victim
Victims continue care as they move throughout our service areas.
Voices for Florida manages operational services, allowing providers to focus on care.
System-wide standardization of promising practices, protocols and metrics to ensure high quality services for survivors.
US Dept of Justice Housing Assistance Grant
“I’ll never forget the look on Anna’s* face when she knew she finally had a place of her own. I worked with the landlord to secure her lease and Voices for Florida covered the costs of monthly rent. With the help of donated furniture and decorations, her apartment began to feel like a home. After experiencing instability throughout her life, having a home means the world to Anna.”
– Chanel Dionne, Victim Services Coordinator