CAST’s target population is youth aged 14-24 who are survivors of human trafficking living in Los Angeles County. Cast will provide a comprehensive youth program comprised of at least one external activity per month, including a youth retreat – alongside case management and legal services funded by other grants.
Cast will double the annual number of Youth Program activities (from 6 to 12) and increase the number of participants at each activity in order to strengthen community and connection among participants – leading to increased individual survivor outcomes, as part of Cast’s continuum of care.
“I was trafficked at 13 by a classmate. My case manager helped with jobs, housing, making friends at activities, and provided TAP cards. I met my best friend at the youth retreat. Youth activities allow survivors to participate and experience things we didn't know existed. Cast gave me the extra push I needed to be the woman I am today.”
“Cast’s Youth Program empowers survivors of human trafficking aged 14-24 to address their trauma and learn life skills. With this grant, Cast will enhance our youth activities program - a simple but effective way of rebuilding a life of freedom. Thanks to CCF, Probation and Liberty Hill for your partnership and for helping us transform the lives of young people.”