Category Archives: Blog

  • Volunteer Voices

    Posted on January 28, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Our volunteers have taken the start of a new year to heart with lots of fresh ideas, hopes, plans, and energy leading the way. Here’s what some of our volunteer groups have been up to this past month… The Brentwood group’s inaugural meeting was a film screening of the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. […]

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  • Human Trafficking Haiku

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Lonely and depressed,inadequate and worthless.Please, even one friend? Online chatting fillsthis void in my heart.  He saysthat he “treasures” me. We plan to meet soon.Friday at a street corner.We’ll ride in his car. So, we meet at eight.But his face does not show theworth he made me feel. I’m locked in the car.Not one man, but two […]

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  • ESTN Library Spotlight

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      BY: Clarice Grooms BOOK: Walking Prey AUTHOR: Holly Austin In the book Walking Prey, author Holly Austin shares her personal story of how she, a vulnerable eighth grader, is charmed and groomed into trafficking. The book shows how a blond haired, blue-eyed girl full of fears and doubts and looking for acceptance could become […]

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    by Karen Karpinski, Director of Education I am often asked by pastors and other church members what they can do to help end human trafficking. I would like to reply, “Are you teaching about human trafficking?” Sadly, the parents of a minor lured into human trafficking we recently met with, would not need much urging to […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

     Jenny – Jenny is starting her last semester in college. She is a little nervous about the next phase of her life and is trying to figure out what she wants to do next. She’s  looking for a part-time job, volunteering, and exploring the options available to her. We’re all thrilled that she is close to completing […]

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