October 3, 2019

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center wins $450K to combat sex trafficking

Author: David Erickson

The Missoula Urban Indian Health Center has won a highly-competitive $450,000 federal grant to address human and sex trafficking among American Indians living in Missoula County.
“There were only seven organizations awarded nationally,” explained D'Shane Barnett, the executive director of the Center. “To be honest, we didn’t think we’d get it.”
The money comes from the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. It will fund a new endeavor called the Missoula Beacon, which is a