Despair, Faith; Discouragement, Hope

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I wanted to savor every moment of my last outreach with Treasures, but I showed up distracted by a heavy heart.  It wasn’t a sorrow for parting from Treasures, for although I certainly shed tears, this change of season in my life is joyful and Treasures will always be a part of my story.  Rather it was a sorrow for …

Who Cares?

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Dressed in a black, sleek suit, Cody* lit up when he saw us enter.  An open smile spread across his face, setting him apart from the other men who congregated at the entrance of this City of Industry club. “You’re back!” he said.  No introduction was needed.  Cody had been managing the club for several years and always welcomed us …

Help Kickstart Our Holiday Fundraising Season!

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Every month we receive letters and care package requests from treasured women all over the country. Rachel is one such woman. Each woman comes to us with a story: a past, a present, and a future. It is our job to ignite in them a hope for the future, a future that is not darkened by the trials of their …

Lamar Odom Wanted to Get “Far Away”

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  UPDATE: 10/20/15 According to CNN, in a statement released Tuesday, Odom’s aunt JaNean Mercer and the Odom family thanked doctors and nurses who cared for him at a Las Vegas hospital, asking supporters to keep praying for him. “As Lamar begins a new chapter in his road to recovery, PLEASE continue to uplift him and the family in prayer. He …

Not Just Girls, Girls, Girls

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“Are you, Lance*?” The sturdy security guard looked almost puzzled, and a softness in his eyes betrayed his formidable stance. “How do you remember my name?” He asked after a pause. “I can’t believe you remember me. I don’t remember anyone’s name.” “We want to remember you,” the Treasures volunteer said. Respected and remembered, Lance engaged us warmly and gladly …

Will You Help Us Reach Women in New Corners of the World

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This month, I traveled to Ecuador to further our vision of seeing sex-industry outreach flourishing in every city on the globe. This outreach training marked the first time EVER in the history of the country that the issues of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation were talked about in a public, educational setting. The Government has been slow to recognize that the problem exists, so …

There is a Place for Me Here

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“Harmony, there’s your sign!” My new friends David and Lisa called out, pointing to a Jerusalem sign with my name written across the top in Hebrew, Arabic and English.   The city-wide siren had already sounded, marking the beginning of Shabbat and we were rushing to the Western Wall. The streets were mostly empty as people had already made their way …