Bombs ‘N Roses: A Weekend in Vegas

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“Is there a bomb in those bags?” Her eyes glinted with intrigue as we handed her a gift. We watched as she opened the dainty, pink bag, clearly not believing her own words. She unwrapped a lip gloss and a pair of earrings, and looked up in disbelief that it was actually a gift—a fun present for her, without any …

Dreams Redeemed

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Life has been pretty exciting around here the last couple months! We hosted our National Outreach Training a few weeks ago. We trained women from all across the country who will be starting up outreaches and support groups for women in the sex industry. It was an incredible weekend and we cannot wait to start seeing women in new cities …

The Power of a Story: An Outreach Update

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The Power of a Story: An Outreach Update By Monique Calderon   What if I told you that every circumstance—every single thing that has ever happened to you—could be used for good? Would you believe me? I know life isn’t all rainbows and laughter; I know it’s a journey paved with anguish, hurt and feelings of abandonment. But nothing is …

Are you judging me for working here?

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Our time in the South Bay last weekend was wonderful!  Many of the Treasures team were old faces who had returned after some time.  It was a reunion of relationships, which strengthened the already unified vision of our team to love the women working in the South Bay clubs through gifts.  Every club received us, and 132 gifts later, 132 …

Called Back for Good

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Called Back for Good by Monique Calderon Isn’t it crazy when that one thing—the one thing you thought would surely be your demise—ends up being the very thing that God uses for good? I’m an Angelino through and through, so I was in great anticipation of being a part of the Downtown LA outreach because this is my city, these …

I finally left…

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This summer, my daughter and I visited my fiancé’s family in New Hampshire. (Yes! I am engaged! And we are over the moon with excitement!) During our visit, we planted pumpkin seeds and little baby pumpkin plants in hopes of seeing a pumpkin patch sprout up in the fall. I have always had a “gray” thumb, so I honestly doubted …

Strip Club Owner Sells Club to Church: “It’s a place where a lot of dreams died and a place where we can see them be reborn”

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Strip Club Owner Sells Club to Church: “It’s a place where a lot of dreams died and a place where we can seem them be reborn” You may remember when we had the great pleasure of going to Colorado to train the wonderful folks with a heart to reach the women working at the Hunt Club, the only strip club in …

Brothels and Brazil: World Cup Outreach and Training Update

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An ongoing stream of men filed up and down the narrow, spiral staircase that ran like an artery, straight through the center of the “illegal”, 9-story mega brothel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Different genres of music blared from each of the small rooms on either side of the staircase, creating a cacophony of noise.   Men shuffled along in what …

The Treasures Team rises up in the midst of tragedy…

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As many of you may know, on May 19th, my beautiful sister, April was killed in a senseless act of Domestic Violence.  I cannot even begin to express to you the deep level of grief I have felt over this loss and the pain of all of the trauma surrounding it.  My bones literally ached for days. We are all …

Strip Clubs and Motor Homes

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Strip Clubs and Motor Homes I can’t stand to pass by a strip club without knowing that the women are being reached. That is why my team personally reaches women in about 170 clubs each year.  That’s how many clubs there are in LA and Vegas combined. At one point in 2003, I seriously considered renting a motor home and …