• Why a Sex Robot Brothel won’t solve the Human Trafficking problem in the City of Houston.

    KinkySdollS is a business in Toronto where you can rent a sex robot by the hour, and they announced they are opening a robot brothel in Houston. The reaction to this by many Houstonians has been varied. People are angry, some are intrigued, and a lot of people are just...

  • Is Harvey Weinstein A Sex Trafficker?

    A judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating federal sex-trafficking law. A young actress claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said this case could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it...

  • The Power of A Story

    By Joe Madison Presenter & Trainer with Love People Not Pixels & Volunteer with Elijah Rising “Do you ever still look at porn?” Stunned, he stared at the words and arrived at a crossroads. He couldn’t lie one more time, he was sick of it. So instead he typed out...

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    Reaching Russia’s Exploited

    Vanessa Forbes, Intervention Coordinator, for Elijah Rising spent two weeks in Moscow for 24/7 prayer and intervention for women who have been trafficked. She spent two weeks with her team loving on the women being trafficked and offering them an exit from a life of exploitation. Russia is known as...

  • Home for Survivors Gift Card Drive

    From now until June 10 we are doing a gift card drive in order to furnish a newly renovated home at Kendleton Farms. We are partnering with Southern Farmhouse Designs to transform what we are naming The Booth Home into a beautiful space that will house up to 8 survivors. We...

  • Mothers Are A Force To Be Reckoned With

    Photo by Leanna Cox, Light Inspired Portraits Written By Vanessa Forbes Motherhood is amazing, exhausting, daunting, precious, tireless, often underappreciated and overburdened and one of the most important roles we play in life. We have a crucial responsibility in how our children understand concepts like empathy, joy, forgiveness, respect, and...

  • 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...