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402 Teetshorn HOUSTON, TX — (5 JAN 2021) –  At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elijah Rising, a local Houston anti-trafficking nonprofit, prepared for a decline in donations and sales revenue from its social enterprise. The nonprofit provides housing, therapy, and jobs to women who are recovering from sex trafficking. Forced to pivot during...
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The Top 5 Miracles That Happened In 2020

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, we recap some of the highlights from 2020. No doubt this has been a tough year for everyone. Yet, God has continued to provide ways for Elijah Rising to continue our mission. Your support has enabled so many miracles to happen. We thought it would be good...
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I can’t believe they asked that! Questions we get from the media.

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, Sam and David talk about interactions with the media regarding human trafficking. Human trafficking is something that continues to be sensationalized in the media, but is it painting an honest picture of what human trafficking actually looks like? We also ask the question of how can journalists...
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Heritage Baptist Church Fights Human Trafficking Through A Community Pumpkin Patch

Heritage Baptist Church hosted a local pumpkin patch fundraiser for Elijah Rising. They raised over $7,500 for Elijah Rising. Meet Pastor John Strader of Heritage Baptist Church in Missouri City and learn about how a local church in Missouri City is helping fight sex trafficking Why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? ...
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Meet Taz, Spoken Word Poet Taking A Stand Against Sex Trafficking

Taz is a spoken word poet who found Elijah Rising by searching online. He uses his passion and creativity to bring awareness to the issue of trafficking through spoken word poetry. Watch Taz perform “Get In.” Taz, why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? I’m a former bodyguard, former correctional officer and...
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upLIFTed Movement Uses Health and Wellness to Fight Human Trafficking

Elizabeth is the founder of upLIFTed Movement. They are a community group that blends fitness and activism to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Watch as she shares about her mission to fight trafficking. What we love about Elizabeth is her passion and energy to make an impact for good. upLIFTed Movement has...
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How To Pick A Non-Profit To Donate To

This blog was written by Rev. Hannah White, who is the Co-Lead Pastor & Chief Creative Officer of Village Heights Church in Houston, Texas.  As Giving Tuesday quickly approaches, you have surely noticed an influx of non-profits asking you to support their organization. In a perfect world, we would all be able to shower every...
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What Matters: Politics or Policy?

In this podcast, we sat down with Jamey Caruthers, Sr. Staff Attorney at Children At Risk to talk about policies that are important to combatting sex trafficking. You will learn about the next legislative session in Texas, what bills will be presented, and how to talk to your representatives. Thank you for listening! If you’d...
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What we wish we knew before opening a safe home.

This episode of the Elijah Rising Podcast features a talk on our process of opening a safe home for women recovering from commercial sexual exploitation. You will hear about the challenges we faced when we started and our vision for the future of restorative care. Thank you for listening! If you’d like to share your...
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