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Engaging The Church To Impact Communities – Interview w/ Tre9, Eyes On Me Inc. – Ep. 57

In this interview with Tre9, Founder of Eyes on Me Inc, we talked about how to engage the church to impact communities. Eyes on Me, Inc has a number of different outreach programs for communities that are typically low income, high crime, and under-served. For years they have done after-school mentoring, prison ministry, church partnerships,...
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How Can SANE Nurses Combat Human Trafficking? – Interview w/ Andrea Cressy – Ep. 56

Andrea Cressy is the Forensic Nursing Program Director at Houston Methodist. She is also a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse with both national and international certifications to conduct forensic exams. Andrea talked to us about the importance of training SANE nurses to identify women in trafficking situations, resources Methodist provides women they suspect are...
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Gen-Z & Social Justice – Ep. 53

A major focus of Gen-Z is getting behind causes especially in the realm of social justice. In this podcast we interview two Elijah Rising Staff Members, Sage and Janae, they work in our Restorative Care Program and they are passionate about anti-trafficking work and sharing the Gospel. We talk about social justice, ministry, and the...
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Keeping Kids Safe in a World of Social Media: A Series

In the Communications Department at Elijah Rising, we spend a lot of time staying informed on recent trends in trafficking. Recently, we’ve seen more and more articles, court cases, and data focused on online predators. Many of us on staff have children ourselves. In light of what we know, we frequently ask the question “How...
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Anti-Trafficking Awareness

Despite increased efforts to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking, there are still many people who do not know or understand the reality of trafficking. Elijah Rising believes in the importance of bringing awareness to communities in order to combat trafficking. In this episode we talk about the new digital museum and how...
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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...
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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...
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How can storytelling influence social change?

In this podcast, we discuss the power of storytelling in influencing social change. The topic of sex trafficking is continuing to garner more attention. Now, more than ever, we need to share stories that will move people towards social change. In this episode, you’ll learn about our upcoming film project, why we are wanting to...
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I just learned about human trafficking. Now, what do I do?

When you first learn about human trafficking you feel overwhelmed. You ask the questions: Should I donate? Should I start volunteering somewhere? What are the next steps after becoming aware of trafficking? On top of feeling overwhelmed you may feel a full range of emotions; from brokenness to anger or rage. Don’t worry, you’re not...
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Does Porn Lead Men To Buy Sex?

Summary We interview Joe Madison of Love People Not Pixels, and we discuss the question, does porn lead men to buy sex? Love People Not Pixels a Houston based non-profit that is fighting sex trafficking by reducing demand and eliminating access to the exploited. Tune into our interview and like and share on social media...
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