What You Can Do to Help Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is not an issue that should be taken lightly, and it isn’t something that can only be handled by the authorities. Anyone can contribute to helping to fight against human trafficking, including: Organizations Businesses can play a part by providing jobs, internships, training programs, and other opportunities to trafficking victims. College Students Students…

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…

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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…