Since services launched in 2017 the Open Doors Outreach Network has many reasons to celebrate. We have mobilized $14,477,502 to support care for sex trafficked victims with the support of Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Florida Legislature, cultivated a statewide network of community partnerships, and collaborated with many others to elevate the issue of sex trafficking to center stage through major public awareness initiatives.
Of all our accomplishments, we are most proud of the impact on the lives of over 1,200 sex trafficked victims. In fact, we are on track to have services available to 77% of the Florida population by the end of 2021.
This impact would have not been possible without the high-quality care provided by our Network Providers: the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, More Too Life and Whole Child Leon. These organizations oversee Open Doors Outreach Teams, which are available 24/7/365 to ensure that no victim must walk alone on the path to overcome their trauma.
Though we have much to celebrate, we are eager to look ahead. To enhance the scope of services for survivors in our role as the backbone organization, Voices for Florida is assisting with capacity building to significantly expand the size of the Open Doors Outreach Teams to meet the high demand for services. Additionally, through a custom-built software, we’re learning more about the population served than ever before and are able to tailor Open Doors services accordingly. Voices will use this knowledge as we scale Open Doors care in new regions.