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Organized Crime & Asian Sex Trafficking

A study in Houston claimed there are more brothels than Starbucks and McDonalds. That statement always grabs people’s attention, but an important detail is often left out. Most women exploited in these brothels are Asian migrants or vulnerable Asian-Americans. These women are not only victims of the sex trade, but also of manipulation in debt...

10 Years of Intervention

To assist those who may be trafficked, Elijah Rising has always maintained physical presence in the areas where human trafficking occurs. In this episode we reflect on the past ten years of doing intervention and share what we have learned and improvements that still need to be made. We also share some powerful stories of...

An Update On Elijah Rising’s Social Enterprise

For the past several months we have been evaluating our programs. Through this evaluation we realized the need to refocus on the priority aspects of our mission. The 4 pillars of our mission are prayer, awareness, intervention and restoration. As a result, we decided to outsource the social enterprise portion of our program in order to increase...

Celebrating 10 Years!

In this episode, we look back on the 10 years of Elijah Rising. Over the years, we have changed yet been able to maintain core values of prayer and emphasis on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. For those of you who’ve been around for years, this might serve as a refresher. Hopefully, this episode...
John LaChapelle on the podcast

The Importance of Prayer & Intercession

In this episode we talk with Elijah Rising’s new Prayer Director, John LaChapelle, about the role of prayer and intercession in ministry. In 2022 we have been able to host multiple prayer events in our new space and it has been really powerful. We share about some of the prayers that have already been answered...

What Is An Emergency Assessment Center?

In this episode we interview Jeff Shaw, Executive Director of Frontline Response. Founded in 2003, Frontline Response began with a heart for the frontlines – always seeking to find a need and meet it. Since incorporating in 2010, Frontline Response has assisted nearly 1,500 victims out of sex trafficking and transitioned over 1,000 men, women,...

What Is A Drop-in Center?

Cara is Executive Director of The Landing, a Houston based nonprofit whose mission is to serve survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation with a trauma-informed approach, fueled by the love of Christ. In this podcast, Cara explains what a drop-in center is and how this approach is effective in serving individuals who are...

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...
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