FAIR Girls' Vida Home is the first-ever safe, empowering, transitional home in DC exclusively for 18-28 year old female-identifying survivors of human trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation. Clients have access to food, clothing, and other essentials, case management, structured programming and support, and resource materials to work on their goals. FAIR Girls also addresses the cycle of youth victimization, criminalization, and incarceration by intervening when youth first become engaged in the juvenile justice system. Prevention education and advocacy efforts (both local and national) are key. In the wake of the pandemic, FAIR Girls expects increased demand as the impact of economic instability, social isolation, and the increased presence of youth online comes to light. No one wants to think that human trafficking is a problem here; FAIR Girls faces it head-on, centering the needs of survivors in everything it does.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 2
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; Internationally; Serbia; Bosnia; Russia; Kenya
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian
Population(s) Served: Women/Girls
Schools They Work In: Coolidge High School; McKinley Technology High School; Bell Multicultural High School; Anacostia High School; Woodson Fletcher-Johnson High School; School Without Walls; Phelps High School
Awards & Recognition
- DC Based NGO Working to Empower Teens to Stay Safe from Human Trafficking
Sat May 9 2009
One of FAIR Fund's programs growing strong right in the heart of DC is JewelGirls, an economic empowerment and art therapy program.
- Anti-Prostitution Initiative Taken to the Schools
Tue Nov 18 2008
FAIR Fund's Tell Your Friends program teaching teens how to stay safe from dating violence and exploitation was reported on by the Post.
- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for FAIR Girls is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to
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