Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis has awarded $100,000 to a program serving survivors of human trafficking. The women’s charitable organization says it has awarded more than $1.7 million to local nonprofits to date.
The grant will support Ascent 121 and Lutheran Child & Family Services with their IMPACT Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls. The organizations say the funding will allow for additional therapists and training for the effort’s clinical staff. It will also support improvement projects at the residential unit.
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis awarded the grant during a dinner event at The Willows on Westfield Event Center. Three other finalists, IndyFringe, Art With a Heart and Dove Recovery House, each received residual grants of $18,333. Previous $100,000 grant winners include Indy Urban Acres Flower Farm in 2015 and the Social Health Association of Indiana in 2014.