Category Archives: Blog

  • 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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  • Weekly Update

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Derri was out of the office all week attending amber alert training sessions. There she spent some time with one of the first survivors ESTN ever served. What an encouragement to see her, college degree completed, doing a fabulous job training law enforcement and others on human trafficking. Monday we had two volunteers – Gina and Charlie – […]

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  • Weekly Update

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      So many donations, so little office space! It seems like we have already out grown our newest office expansion, especially with all the donations, volunteers, and guests coming to the office this week. Kevin Banks and Bob Bolen, two volunteers who present at the John School, met with Derri and Karen on Monday to discuss […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Here is a sampling of survivor updates this month: Tara – Tara is doing well in school, however she is having a few struggles in her home life. She is looking forward to finish high school this year and moving to Nashville next year for college and to be closer to her ESTN family. […]

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      by Karen Karpinski, Director of Education End Slavery Tennessee has been blessed with some of the most dedicated, engaged and passionate volunteers that I have encountered.  I recently met two of the three-generation family who are involved with End Slavery Tennessee in Dickson, Franklin and Springhill.  As a family they have committed themselves to […]

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