Reconnect with Yoga: Awaken’s Class to Help Survivors Reconnect to their Bodies

By Katie Patterson Awaken hosted its 7th annual banquet last November.[1]  In attendance were powerful speakers with heart-wrenching testimonies and firsthand experiences about the traumatic and devastating effects sex-trafficking has on women’s and children’s mind, body, and soul.  Rebecca Charleston, sex-traffic survivor and guest speaker, shared her personal testimony and briefly addressed the issue of…

House of Healing

Post by Katie Patterson Awaken is opening the first restorative home in Northern Nevada that will help women who have been exploited for commercial sex heal from, process, and overcome the industry’s negative and traumatic effects.  At Awaken’s 2017 banquet, Melissa Holland, co-founder of Awaken, addressed the desperate need of a housing option for women…

Introducing Awaken’s New Blogger!

  Katie Patterson is a Golden Gopher from the University of Minnesota.  She moved to Reno a couple years ago and claims that Reno is a “hidden gem and best kept secret on the West Coast.” Between skiing Rose, hiking Tahoe and enjoying the surrounding areas, Katie has no plans to leave.  She graduated from…