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Creating Safe Communities Through Education

Sydney is Manager of the Safe Community Program at Crime Stoppers of Houston, a non-profit dedicated to public safety and committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in the Greater Houston Area in partnership with citizens, media, and the criminal justice system.  In her role, Sydney uses prevention and awareness programs to...

The Equality Model – Interview w/ Rebecca Bender

We had the honor of interviewing Rebecca Bender about misconceptions about trafficking, the complexities behind prostitution, and the Equality Model and why it matters. Rebecca Bender is CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative and Founder of Elevate Academy @thisiselevateacademy. Rebecca is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant who equips individuals and organizations to identify and fight...

Trafficking and Global Supply Chains

In this episode of the podcast we interview Jayson Berryhill. Jayson is the co-founder and partner at (en)visible, a company working to enable supply chain visibility in global food systems. He is also a co-founder and partner at Wholechain, a blockchain-based traceability solution built to enable trust, coordination, and transparency in fragmented supply chains. Labor...

Rethinking Mission & Witness

We were so excited to visit Dr. Stroope in Dallas to talk about evangelism, missions, and anti-trafficking work. A couple of the questions we ask in this episode are: Why should we think differently about the term “mission”?Are social services auxiliary to the church? Or are they an important function?How can we be sensitive to...

Trafficking In The News

In this episode, David and Adam discuss recent Houston trafficking events. We hope this conversation helps you become a better-informed citizen and equips you with some tools to become more engaged in anti-trafficking work. Video Version Audio Version Thank you for listening! If you’d like to share your thoughts on this episode: Leave a comment...

Misconceptions About Overcomers of Trafficking

In this episode of the podcast, we interview Chelsie Lancaster. Chelsie is the Manager of the Elijah Rising Social Enterprise. We talk about common misconceptions people have about overcomers of trafficking, obstacles they face, and how others can better support the women who are overcomers of trafficking. Video Version Audio Version Thank you for listening!...

Restoration Services & Challenges

In this podcast, we interviewed Elijah Rising Restoration Program Director, Liesel Araoz to talk about restorative care. Our conversation is around questions like: What is the Elijah Rising Restoration Program? Who does the program serve and how are you serving them?What sort of services does the program provide?  We also talk about some of the challenges in running a...

Intervention Challenges & Strategies

In this episode, we interviewed our very own Melody Jacobs to talk about the status of Elijah Rising interventions. Since COVID we had to limit the number of volunteers being utilized on outreach, but now we are beginning to open back up. While some interventions were paused, we were able to develop new volunteer training...

Challenges to Exiting the Life

What are the challenges an individual faces when leaving a trafficking situation? The truth is there are more factors than we can mention in this one episode, It’s complicated. That’s why we wanted to focus this episode on discussing some of the barriers one faces when exiting the sex industry. We invited Allison Madrigal of...

How are people groomed into trafficking?

We are often asked how do people end up in trafficking situations? There are many different answers to that question as each case is unique. However, sometimes there is a system that traffickers use to prepare someone for abuse. This is often referred to as “grooming.” If you can understand the tactics traffickers use, hopefully,...
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