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Restoration

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...

What are the best ways to resource overcomers?

In this episode, we interview Kathy Givens and talk about the best ways to serve those who have overcome sex trafficking. Kathy is a wife, mother, author, and playwright who has overcome the dark world of sex trafficking. She is also the co-founder of twelve11 partners, a survivor-led nonprofit organization focused on supporting those who...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Elijah Rising Restoration Campus Grand Opening

Photos by Leanna Faye Photography Thank You! Hundreds of people have helped make the Elijah Rising Restoration Campus a reality. On Saturday, August 23rd we celebrated the Grand Opening of two homes on the 84-acre campus; the Booth Home, and Elijah Home. Elijah Rising is excited to begin a new chapter in the fight to...

Elijah Rising Restorative Care

Since 2012 Elijah Rising has been known for the Museum of Modern-Day Slavery, Awareness Van Tours, and outreaches into local brothels, and streets where prostitution is common. Now, Elijah Rising aims to meet a long-standing gap in the care of women who have survived sex trafficking by providing long-term restorative care. Reckoning With The Impossible...

Elijah Rising Store—Now Open!

Thank you to everyone who helped launch the Elijah Rising Store, we are now open! The Grand Opening was a huge success, and we had a steady flow of people all throughout the day. We were a little worried when the weather forecast was 100% chance of rain during the event, but it didn’t rain nor...