Human Trafficking involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.
The distinctions existing between sex slavery and prostitution are false. The idea that women are prostituted by choice ignores that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a victim of slavery and a victim of prostitution.
In societies where women and girls are undervalued or not valued, women are at greater risk for being abused, trafficked, and coerced into sex slavery.
Some are lured with offers of legitimate and legal work, marriage, educational opportunities, a modeling career or a better life, while others are kidnapped and sold.
Hope Rising Ministries
Hope Rising at the Meadows Ranch is a faith-based aftercare program that offers outpatient care to survivors of sexual trauma, specializing in helping survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Our aftercare program includes therapies that are experiential in nature and are proven to accelerate stability in trauma victims. We use equine therapy, art therapy and discipleship character building to bring the trauma victim out of survival mode and into self-awareness and emotion regulation as well as help them with developing healthy interpersonal skills.
Hope Rising is in the process of becoming licensed as a Child Placement Agency and should be beginning to train foster parents to become specialized care givers. Our training schedule will be posted in the events section of our website.
If you are interested in becoming trained as care givers and/or specialized care foster parents, please contact us at 832-779-2190