The Lifeboat Project is dedicated to providing lifelong support for survivors. As one of Central Florida’s leading providers of long-term residential services for survivors of human trafficking, The Lifeboat Project utilizes the housing-first approach to care.
The housing-first model emphasizes low barriers and fewer restrictions to entry, such as sobriety, treatment, or service participation requirements for housing.
Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent future homelessness. This approach provides a safe and stable place to work on improving their mental, physical and financial situations and to achieve healthy independence.
Each survivor is paired with a case manager/victim advocate who works with them to create a care plan. Using our caring dedicated staff and a network of local partners The Lifeboat Project is able to provide wraparound services to all survivors. We provide equal opportunity in all areas of services without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Depending on individual need, services include (but are not limited to):
Freedom Network USA: Human Trafficking Coalition
Central Florida Continuum of Care/ Homeless Services Network
Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force
The Lifeboat Project's ultimate objective is to help each survivor to achieve their goals and lead successful lives. At this phase, survivors are equipped with life skills and healthy coping mechanisms to flourish in life. The last step in the process is to help the survivor find affordable permanent housing within the community. The Lifeboat Project will continue to be a part of the survivor's support system for however long they choose.
In the Transitional Housing phase, survivors continue to receive wrap-around services. Survivors who transition from the Safe House begin to work on the goal of independence and self-sufficiency. Survivors in transitional housing must be employed, as there is a residency fee. The Lifeboat Project equips survivors with the skills necessary to navigate the world as they continue on their healing journey.
The mission of The Lifeboat Project is to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking and empower the lives of survivors through long-term aftercare, residential programs, and education.
The Lifeboat Project's vision is to inspire and engage communities in a collaborative effort to end human trafficking.
An application and screening is required prior to moving into the Safe House. Here, survivors are provided with wraparound services while focusing on healing from their trauma . Each survivor develops their own individual service plan with assistance from their support system and Lifeboat staff to ensure the highest standards of trauma informed care during this sensitive time. The Lifeboat Project creates an environment conducive to healing for the survivor as they begin to move forward in their journey.