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A Sex Trafficking Survivor Story That Will Inspire You

A Sex Trafficking Survivor Story That Will Inspire You

I want to share a story with you – the story of the very first sex trafficking survivor to enroll in our Case Management Program last fall."Maggie" was trafficked for sex. The physical and emotional pain was overpowering, and she learned she could escape with drugs....

Atlanta Murder Victims Were Likely Trafficked For Sex

Atlanta Murder Victims Were Likely Trafficked For Sex

Our hearts are shattered at the loss of 8 people in Atlanta.  We’re in shock at this atrocity and we are angry. Our most heartfelt condolences are with the families of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and four other unnamed victims...

PODCAST – Conspiracies, Social Media, and Human Trafficking

PODCAST – Conspiracies, Social Media, and Human Trafficking

Viral posts about human trafficking stormed the internet in 2020 - but how do we distinguish the truth from fake posts or partial truths? How human trafficking is portrayed on social media and in news stories impacts survivors and anti-trafficking work. In this...

Introducing The Pathway, A Revolutionary Way For Survivors To Break Free

Introducing The Pathway, A Revolutionary Way For Survivors To Break Free

COVID caused the worst-case-scenario for getting survivors the care they need. Although we pivoted prevention and education efforts online, COVID launched very real and devastating roadblocks within the counter-trafficking network. We refuse to ignore the complex...

Hope & Gratitude Empower Us To Fight Human Trafficking In 2021

Hope & Gratitude Empower Us To Fight Human Trafficking In 2021

My Dear Friend,Decades of history can happen in a single year. 2020 is a testament to that. It is with this understanding and our mission to end human trafficking in mind that I share my heart with you. Nonprofit leaders throughout the nation contemplate the same...

PODCAST – How Traffickers Prey On Our Childhood Experiences

PODCAST – How Traffickers Prey On Our Childhood Experiences

Traffickers are master manipulators. They twist past trauma to gain trust, build bonds, and even evoke love in their victims. This kind of emotional entanglement makes tricking a victim into human trafficking easy. We don't have control over what happens to us,...

6 Ways We Fight For Freedom in Houston

6 Ways We Fight For Freedom in Houston

This post was featured in Southwest Airline's blog!Jasmin 'Jasmin' walked up to our table during one of our city outreach events. Intrigued, she cautiously inquired about our organization, United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT). After discovering a bit about us, she...

PODCAST – Candle Making & Sex Trafficking

PODCAST – Candle Making & Sex Trafficking

Mobilization Director of Elijah Rising, Sam Hernandez, and the host, Elaine Andino, discuss the roadblocks survivors face in life after sex trafficking and how the social enterprise of candle making paves the way to freedom.  Wondering what to do next? Shop Elijah...

12 Holiday Gifts To Fight Human Trafficking

12 Holiday Gifts To Fight Human Trafficking

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This last-minute gift idea list will make your holiday shopping a breeze. Between the gems of local Houston small businesses and the brands carried by our favorite chain stores, ethical products are very attainable for the...

PODCAST – Human Trafficking: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

PODCAST – Human Trafficking: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Executive Director of United Against Human Trafficking, Timeka Walker, kicks off the inaugural episode of "I Dare You." She and the host, Elaine Andino, discuss the growth of the anti-trafficking movement and its next pivotal questions.  Wondering what to do next?...

One Statistic That Will Make You Drop Your Jaw

One Statistic That Will Make You Drop Your Jaw

Robin met her boyfriend on a dating app and was thrilled to be with someone who genuinely accepted her.  They had a great time together until Robin was evicted from her apartment.  Ready with a solution, the boyfriend suggested Robin move in with him for free. Then...