Week of 10/11/21: Open Doors Important Updates


Open Doors Outreach Network Expanding to Southeast Florida through More Too Life

Voices for Florida is so excited to announce that the Open Doors Outreach Network is growing once again. More Too Life has been selected as the Southeast Region Network Provider serving Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Services are expected to launch in early 2022. Please join us in congratulating More Too Life and celebrating the growth of our collective network!


Cohort Calls This Week

A friendly reminder that the required bi-monthly cohort training calls will be taking place this week. The purpose of these calls is to maintain strong connections between partners, share successes and challenges among teams across regions, discuss transfer clients, and generally share information that will help support the Network’s synergy. Make sure your appropriate cohort meeting date and time are on your calendar! A minimum of one team member from each region is required to join each call.

  • Survivor-Mentor Cohort Call: Tuesday 10/12/21 at 10:00am-11:00am
  • Clinician Cohort Call: Wednesday 10/13/21 at 10:00am-11:00am
  • Victim Services Coordinator: Wednesday 10/13/21 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Regional Advocate: Thursday 10/14/21 10:00am-11:00am

Please reach out to Lauren Herod if you have any questions about your upcoming call. A calendar invite has been sent to each cohort, which includes a Zoom link to join.

At least one Team Member from each region is required to attend, but all are invited.

Reminder: Register Now for the
Open Doors Clinician Cohort Training

The annual Clinician Cohort Training will take place Tuesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 3rd at the Voices for Florida headquarters located at 111 S. Magnolia Drive Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL 32301. This is a mandatory training for all Clinicians serving in the Open Doors Outreach Network.
For Clinicians who will be visiting from outside of town, Voices for Florida is providing 2 nights of hotel accommodation at the Home2Suites Tallahassee, checking in on Monday, November 1st and checking out on Wednesday, November 3rd.
Additionally, Voices for Florida is providing reimbursement for one rental car and fuel per region, as well as meals according to the State of Florida rate. All reimbursements must include a receipt. Food reimbursement rates are as follows – breakfast: $6.00, lunch: $11.00 and dinner: $19.00 for a maximum daily amount of $36.00.
Hotel reservations must be made by participants by clicking here and included in the expense reports for reimbursement. Alternatively, you can call to make a reservation and ask for the Voices for Florida group rate. The deadline to book your hotel reservation is Wednesday October 13th.
Car rental reservations must be made by participants and included in the expense reports for reimbursement. Only one rental car/fuel for in-person trainings per region will be eligible for reimbursement. The OAG has indicated that car rental reimbursement rates are limited to the State of Florida car rental contract as follows: Full Size – $29.50 per day (requires more than one traveler). Compact – $25.55 (for one traveler). The OAG will not reimburse above these rates. Please note that Voices for Florida will not reimburse for mileage for participants – only rental fees and fuel costs will be covered. Receipts are necessary for all reimbursements.

Job Opening: Program Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL

Voices for Florida is seeking applicants to serve as our Program Coordinator. This position will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations within the statewide office and for providing support to Open Doors Network Providers and team members in the field.

This full-time position is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Click here to view the full job posting on LinkedIn.

To apply, please send a resume to [email protected].

We encourage you to please share this information with your networks!

Hoyt’s Tool of the Week: Perspectives Webinar: Sex Trafficking of Boys and Men

Moderated by anti-trafficking pioneer Nathan Earl, this webinar will discuss the roots of gender-based violence and provide practical tools around how communities can support male victims of sex trafficking. Speakers include Nathan Earl (moderator) of Giant Slayer Communications, John Long of U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking, Martha Marin of Kaiser Health Services, and Nilda Otero of More Too Life. Free to participate.

Upcoming Webinars 2021

Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking Economic Empowerment Peer Learning Series (Futures Without Violence)
Sessions will take place virtually every Thursday from October 14, 2021, through November 18, 2021, from 1:00–3:30pm ET
Through these conversations, participants will explore ways in which victim service agencies can develop new or expand existing economic empowerment programming that truly addresses the barriers to thriving for survivors.
Breaking Down Barriers: Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Survivors with Criminal Conviction (Wilmington University)
Tuesday, October 26, 10:00am – 11:00am ET
In this session, we will discuss: 1) the collateral consequences of a criminal record; 2) why these consequences are particularly damaging for survivors of human trafficking; 3) legal options for survivors to clear their criminal records in Delaware; and 4) how to screen survivors for criminal record relief.