Category Archives: Blog

  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on November 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      by Karen Karpinski, Director of Education December is such a busy time for all of us – shopping, decorating, baking, gift wrapping, parties. We hear “Merry Christmas” and the sound of jingle bells everywhere we turn. It’s a time of gaiety and happy memory making…except for the men, women and children who are victims […]

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  • Volunteer Voices

    Posted on November 26, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Spring Hill  had a pretty fantastic meeting this month with nine volunteers attending to help brainstorm opportunities and identify team goals for the next year. The group was challenged to sponsor survivors for Christmas and invite folks from work, clubs, Sunday school classes and elsewhere to participate as well. They’ve planned their next meeting to be […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on November 26, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Miranda – Miranda went on her first outing with ESTN this month, to the Adventure Science Center. We were happy for the opportunity to spend time with her and get to know her. Miranda is preparing for a home visit soon, and hope to start college in January, which she is very excited about. […]

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  • ESTN Library Spotlight

    Posted on November 26, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    By:  Clarice Grooms/Librarian BOOK:  Redeeming Love AUTHOR:  Francine Rivers   The setting of Redeeming Love is California gold county during the 1850′s – a time when a women without means would be forced to sell herself for food and shelter. Sarah is the daughter of a beautiful woman, but is illegitimately born to a wealthy man. Though […]

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  • How well-meaning efforts can be harmful to survivors of trauma

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Written by Holly Austin Smith, author of Walking Prey. PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 — Human trafficking is one of those issues that cuts deep into the hearts of men and women across the globe, and many have vowed to take a stand against it.  As a survivor of child sex trafficking, I continue to be moved […]

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