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We mobilize communities to discover ways to end demand for sex trafficking through awareness and outreach. We want to offer safe housing and restoration for victims which empower them to move forward with hope and dignity because people are #notforsale.
First Meeting of the Board in June 2019 - Awareness and Vision Planning.
Our first Sex Trafficking Awareness "rolling" 101 training and briefing with the Board!
Here we go....
Janet is a wife, blogger, visionary dreamer, coffee-loving Certified Lay Ministry Speaker who devotes herself to helping women discover, create and share their amazing life stories. As a modern-day advocate living in Texas, Janet holds the title of motivational speaker, mentor, consultant, social media specialist, listener, outreach mentor, and curriculum creator. She is dedicated to equip people to see each other as "cherished and loved" as she follows Jesus Christ’s commandment to “love one another.”
Her heart is led to bring an end to all forms of sexual exploitation in as many different ways possible through identification, awareness, prevention, and action. She has a passion to build places of restoration, healing, and renewal. She is intrinsically driven to influence society to see a generation empowered, engaged, and freed from this social issue. She believes each small amount of empathetic effort can help to change hearts and bring hope to the survivors of this exploitation happening in our communities.
She empowers survivors to safely exit exploitative circumstances and supports their healing journeys. Janet uses her vast background to guide A ROSE Program and confront this social outcry.
My name is Janiece. For a long time I was a wife, mother, and daughter; but all that changed when my own daughter went to Temple High School. That is when my daughter Natalie became a victim of human trafficking. Our entire family went from being carefree and fun to fighting the fight of our lives.
We tried everything to rescue Natalie. I became an expert at following her via websites that sell people, to Facebook posts made by her and her captors. While it appeared on the outside that this was a choice Natalie was making for herself, I quickly learned that it was only through coercion, threats and drug manipulation that they were able to control her. When this happens to your own family member you are forced to learn everything you can as quickly as you can. I learned the things that helped me track Natalie, as well as the organizations which professed to help but instead let her down, time after time.
Natalie turned 21 on September 15, 2016; one week later she was found murdered in Houston.
Because this horrible thing happened to my sweet little girl, I have dedicated my life to making sure it doesn’t happen to someone else’s child. I celebrate Natalie’s life by sharing her story in the hopes that it will serve as awake-up call to all of us. I also have the privilege of raising Natalie’s two girls whom my husband and Iadopted. We want to keep the sweet side of Natalie alive through them and make sure that they will not face the same threat.
Help me make sure that this scourge ends.
Dr. Tamara Reyes became a family nurse practitioner in 2008. She is currently working to serve the Veterans of Central Texas as a nurse practitioner in the department of gastroenterology. Dr. Reyes has held positions as a nurse practitioner with Baylor Scott and White, Peak Vista Community Health Centers, and Lone Star Circle of Care. Dr. Reyes has also served as President of the Bell County Nurse Practitioners since 2018. Her volunteer work has included working with the Episcopal Health Foundation to improve wellness in at risk, under-served communities and as a nurse practitioner at the Body of Christ Community health clinic. Dr Reyes received her DNP in nursing from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a master's degree in nursing from Ball State University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
During her role as a DNP prepared nurse, she has served as a preceptor and professional mentor for students pursuing advanced nursing degrees She is actively involved in legislative activities at the Texas Capital and has volunteered as a health policy intern with Texas Nurse Practitioners to improve education standards for nurses pursuing advanced degrees.
Dr. Reyes has spent much of her nursing career working to serve the under-served and improve health in at risk communities.
Coby Stulman was born in a small town and moved to slightly bigger town -Temple, Tx when she was 14. She started working for Baylor Scott & White 14 years ago when she was 20 years old. She is currently attending Central Texas College in hopes of obtaining her Associate's degree in applied sciences specializing in chemical dependency.
Her hobbies include meeting new people to hear their amazing life stories, wine tasting, watching old movies, and spending time with her family. She is passionate about raising awareness and communicating the truth about Human Trafficking with as many people as possible because this allows our communities to become safer, act, respond, and create positive change.
If you ever need an ear to talk to and a shoulder to lean on, Coby is your gal.
Gary is a full-time ordained minister currently serving as senior pastor of Foundation United Methodist in Temple. Growing up on the margins, he has always felt a call to come alongside those who are hurting, cast-aside, and forgotten; the under-served and the overlooked.
Gary holds Micah 6:8 as his 'life verse;' Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly. After being exposed to the trafficking crisis in Southeast Texas, where Gary previously pastored, he felt a powerful urge to bring light and life to the epidemic of sex trafficking.
Gary believes that this issue is not only the greatest single evil of our generation, but one that is caused in large part, due to the unbridled lust of men. Men's concupiscence drives the "industry," and men need to be part of the solution. Men need to seek justice, have mercy on the uncovered, and humbly consider how their passions contribute to the scourge of human trafficking.