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Will candles make a difference? Shop with a purpose.

Shopping with a purpose is what our social enterprise, Elijah Rising Goods is all about. We frequently are asked, how do candles make a difference, and how does that support women who have overcome trafficking? In this podcast, we define what it means to be a social enterprise. The Elijah Rising Store is one of...
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How can anti-trafficking leaders promote racial equality?

In this episode, Elijah Rising’s Executive Director, Micah Gamboa, has a conversation with Timeka Walker, Executive Director of United Against Human Trafficking. This discussion deals with racial equality within the anti-trafficking movement. You will also hear insights about how leaders can make changes within their organization to promote racial equality. Stay Connected Subscribe on iTunes...
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How do illicit massage businesses work?

In this episode, we discuss how illicit massage businesses sexually exploit women. We also share stories from outreach into massage parlors, and a few solutions to prevent these types of places from operating. Stay Connected Subscribe on iTunes > Subscribe on Spotify > Subscribe on YouTube >
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Have We Attempted To Fight Trafficking While Ignoring Racism?

A Conversation with Shani Bacy In this podcast, Adam has a conversation with Shani Bacy of The Landing. The focus of our discussion is on the effects of ignoring racism in the anti-trafficking movement. We also talk about non-profit programs and cultural competency.About ShaniShani Bacy, born and raised in Houston Texas, graduated from the University...
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Is Sex Trafficking A Racial Justice Issue?

A Conversation With Katherine McGibbon Givens The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have thrust systemic racism, inequality, and oppression into the national spotlight once again. As a justice-oriented organization that serves women of color, we recognize our need to have a conversation about the intersection between sex trafficking/prostitution and racism....
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What is trauma-informed care?

This episode is a follow up to episode four on “What causes trauma?” In this podcast, we continue our interview with Elijah Rising’s Program Director, Desirie Dougall. This episode discusses trauma’s effect on the brain and the importance of trauma-informed care. TRAUMA RESOURCES If something has happened in your life that has caused you extreme...
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The Story of How We Started Doing Restorative Care

In this new episode of the Elijah Rising Podcast, we share the miracle story of how we started doing restorative care. In the beginning, we didn’t think restorative care was something we could do, but due to a series of events, we began to realize this is an essential service to truly help women who...
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What Causes Trauma?

In this episode, Elijah Rising interviews Desirie Dougall, our restoration program director. We discuss the question, “What is trauma?” Besides giving the basic definitions of trauma we also talk about the difference between PTSD and complex PTSD. We’ll explain why understanding trauma is so important in the process of helping women who’ve survived trafficking heal.No...
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Revival In The Home

For two years I have been obsessed with the history of revivals; moves of God that cause societal shifts that affect the world. Times of revival are often preceded by societal strife and global tension. We don’t have the time to go through the history of revivals in this blog. However, I do believe we...
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