The Community Gave How Much?!

The Awaken Banquet was a huge success thanks to you! With your support, we’ve witnessed hundreds of lives changed, women and children healed, and a community begin to unite. Together we’ve accomplished so much. This year at the Awaken Banquet you blew us away by helping us raise over $340,000! Victims who once wondered if their lives mattered…

Here’s Why Nevada Is Not Safe for Women

Written by Melissa Holland and Laila Mickelwait Forty-eight years ago prostitution was legalized in Nevada and as a result, Nevada has developed into a breeding ground for sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In fact, Nevada has the highest rate of prostitution in the country—its illegal sex trade is 63% higher than the next highest state. It…

What Does All This Mean? Series

Article One: A Simple Breakdown of the Jeffrey Epstein Case By Shontell Brewer In a recent interview with Yasmin Vafa of Rights4Girls, interviewer Lisa Desjardins of PBS NewsHour posed a thought. “I’m wondering how much of this is in plain sight, the problem of child trafficking. How much of this is a cultural kind of…

Ignorance Is Bliss?

By Shontell Brewer Your Words Could Bring An End To Sex Trafficking, Or Perpetuate It             One of the simplest ways we can prevent child sex trafficking is held in the power of our tongue. Every day, we can be listening deeper to the words we use and the misconceptions we perpetuate that we’ve brought…