• Historic Moment at The White House as FOSTA/SESTA Becomes Law

    Today we were present in the Oval Office as the President of the United States signed FOSTA/SESTA legislation into law. Kathy McGibbon, Program Director for Elijah Rising commented on her reaction to FOSTA/SESTA: “Though the residue of my past still lingers online due to images I was forced to take, today...

  • Backpage Is Seized And Shut Down

    On Friday, April 6, 2018, FBI Phoenix confirmed they raided the home of Michael Lacey co-founder of the website Backpage. The site was seized and shut down by the Department of Justice. The Senate recently passed FOSTA, a bill that enables prosecutors to go after sites such as Backpage. FOSTA...

  • Urgent: I Need You To Call Your Representative And Stop Online Sex Trafficking

    Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will be voting on important legislation. H.R. 1865 also known as FOSTA-SESTA, and the amendment to the CDA230 which will enable websites such as Backpage to be held accountable for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking. Since this bill is going for a vote tomorrow we are...

  • The Reality Behind Fantasy Plaza | Houston Strip Clubs and Sex Trafficking – Part 1

    The Sweet 16 Agreement It was the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2013, when the city of Houston signed a confidential settlement with 16 strip clubs in exchange for their funding of $1,000,000+ to a Human Trafficking HPD Vice Squad. When this deal was announced in 2013, we were outraged...

  • Bissonnet Street Intervention

    It was the Friday before Christmas, the last Fourth Friday Intervention of the year. It was 6:00 pm as we were preparing to go out to the brothels, cantinas, and Bissonnet Street. Suddenly, the weather dropped to a freezing temperature in the 30’s. The women being prostituted on Bissonnet were...

  • Elijah Rising Press Release

      PRESS RELEASE 5818 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77057 (832) 628-3439 admin@elijahrising.org Elijah Rising Announcement HOUSTON, TX, December 7, 2017—Elijah Rising announced today that their recent inaugural gala was a resounding success, raising over $260,000.00. As we mentioned to the attendees of our gala, we are embarking on an exciting and...

  • Kendleton Farms is Debt Free!

    We just sent our last payment to pay off the property at Kendleton Farms! In less than two weeks we reached our goal of $37,500, making Kendleton Farms debt free. We could not thank you enough for making a way for women to find refuge, shelter, and hope. If you...

  • Kendleton Farms: The Final Payment

    Two years we purchased what is now known as Kendleton Farms. This 85 acre facility had 10 buildings, which all needed major renovations, and at the time it felt like an impossible dream to our small staff. We knew however, that if the property was brought back into repair, the possibilities for providing refuge...

  • Our Official Response to EMSI

    We welcome the increased political attention on sex trafficking and slavery that the Initiative reflects.  There has been a growing public awareness that forms of slavery exist even in America today, and the End Modern Slavery Initiative is evidence that government is willing to consider ways to end that injustice....

  • Fourth Survivor Moves onto Kendleton Farms

    In November, our staff excitedly welcomed our fourth survivor, *Marina, onto our campus. In 2013, we met Marina while she was working in a sexually oriented business on our outreach map. In 2015, she made the brave decision to leave the life and seek freedom, protection and recovery. Marina is...