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Articles Tagged with "sex trafficking"

  1. Peace in Crisis: "This is what we do!", I replied to Taylor after she shared her recent experience with a clearly traumatized, crazy-eyed woman yesterday at the grocery store. While discussing the impact of the...
  2. Start With Why: I’ve recently started reading Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” book, and I’m enjoying it. So, it seems fitting as I have just begun my new role as Mobilization Manager with Rescue America, to share a...
  3. Her Name. Her Identity.: “How do you feel about this?”This is the question my wife and I have been asked numerous times over the last couple of months. Our oldest daughter graduated from high school, turned eighteen, and...
  4. The Hotline Explodes with Calls: Rescue Houston runs a 24/7 hotline for victims to call when they are ready to exit out of the life of trafficking and exploitation. When I say it’s a 24/7 hotline, I mean it is truly operational 24...
  5. What I Learned in My First 10 Days: As I recount the many blessings I’ve experienced in the beginning of my new journey as the Emergency Assessment Program Director with Rescue Houston, I find myself in great awe of all that...
  6. This is Worth It, She is Worth It: I told myself that I would try one more time. My prayer was something like “Okay Lord....I will open my heart to mentor one more time. All I ask is for her to be kind to me and not cuss me out.” I...
  7. Sonja's Escape: It was 2:00 am and I was leaving Ben Taub Hospital filled with peace and hope and in awe of the Lord’s deliverance. It’s the second hospital I’d been in that day. Earlier in the morning, I joined...
  8. From Guatemala to Houston: During my sophomore year at Briar Cliff University, there was a lecture on campus about human sex trafficking that sparked my interest. I wasn’t very familiar with sex trafficking, but there was...
  9. Called to Fight: Often times we have certain expectations or assumptions of where our life is headed. How does the saying go? "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." It was June 2009, and in six...
  10. Could This be For Me?: In third grade I wrote a report on Gladys Aylwards, a little known missionary in China during the 1900s. Although I’m sure the report was nothing notable it had an lasting impact on my life. It was...
  11. Strength to Rise: A Survivor's Story: She was introduced her first pimp when she was 21 years old. Living in Austin, Texas, estranged from her family, Tasha was vulnerable and alone. She recalls, “I didn’t know he was a pimp. I just...
  12. It Takes a Village: Fighting Human Trafficking Together: We are all familiar with the proverb, "It takes a village", right? If you are like me, you've heard it in the context of raising a child. Recently, Rescue Houston participated in an event where...
  13. Healing Through TBRI®: We recently completed a training session in the therapeutic Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model. This therapy trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for people...