The Building Bridges Against Trafficking (B-BAT) program is the lead victim services provider for the STOP Human Trafficking Task Force (STOP HTTF) and is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
B-BAT provides Care Coordination for adult sex trafficking survivors (18 years and up), labor trafficking survivors (all ages), and survivors up to 18 years old who are ineligible for existing Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Care Coordination mechanisms in place throughout the 12-county Central Texas jurisdiction.
Care Coordination is an opportunity to leverage resources centrally, meaningfully engage all relevant partners, move quickly through a complicated network of systems, and ensure victim services and law enforcement each can walk alongside survivors. It is our goal that survivors of all ages and all forms of trafficking are served through Care Coordination.
We provide direct advocacy services and offer intensive case management to survivors when no other advocacy agency is available. Collaborating with our network of service providers, we connect survivors with the following types of services including but not limited to:
B-BAT also facilitates the STOP HTTF Victim Services Subcommittee, conducts trainings for professionals, and provides outreach and awareness, technical assistance, and limited funds distribution.
Referrals can be accepted for eligible individuals within our 12-county service area (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson).
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