Over two years ago, we started working with a teen trafficking victim and her family and this week, our teenaged survivor got justice at trial. We are so grateful for our Facebook prayer partners for praying during this difficult time. Can you imagine having to re-live the trauma of being trafficked while being questioned on the stand?
It was so nerve wracking for our girl; we went to the trial to support her. The assistant district attorneys did an incredible job! They work tirelessly on behalf of the victims alongside law enforcement. The tension was palpable in the courtroom. After closing arguments, the jury deliberated for less than an hourand found him guilty!
It was such a privilege to see our sweet girl get the news that her trafficker had been found guilty! There are so many emotions involved; it is hard to describe. But what did she want to do after getting the big news?? She wanted to get her nails done! (Don’t you love the minds of teens?) The family is on a budget so we provided the money for her to get a little pampering. She deserves so much more!
How can you help?
- Help her celebrate! You can mail her a card or note with well wishes to Free the Captives, 2211 Rayford Road, Suite 111-418, Spring, TX 77386. Let her know that you are praying for her!
- You can also get involved with us through one of the many events and opportunities below. We also need summer interns!
- Buy a candle made by our trafficked teens and provide them with jobs.
- Lastly, consider donating financially so that we can continue to support teen trafficking victims in their restoration journeys.
5K Registration is OPEN: $5 Discount untilNov.1
Register early for Free the Captives’ SuperHeroes for Freedom 5K! Your support helps to fight teenaged human trafficking in Houston. For a limited time only, use the code “THANKYOU” to get $5 off the early registration fees. This code is limited to the first 100 registrants and expires Nov. 1, 2016.
The race will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mason Park, 541 South 75th St., Houston, TX 77023. Register HERE. Please use this code by Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. This will be the lowest price for the run!
Also, when you register, please take a moment to form a team and invite your friends and family to join you in fight trafficking!
Spring Volunteer Training: Apply Today!
Do you have a heart for fighting this horrific evil? We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. Apply for our seven week training session, and you will gain an indepth perspective on teenaged human trafficking and discover ways that you can be involved.
To request an application, email volunteer@
Young Professionals Group – Happy Hour Mixer, Nov. 3
Free the Captives is excited to launch our new Young Professionals Group onNov. 3, Thursday, for a happy hour mixer at La Grange. If you are in your 20’s and 30’s, join us in Montrose after work and learn how you can fight human trafficking. This event is free; please RSVP here.
Partnership with Moscow Ballet, Nov. 17
Buy your tickets today! 50% of proceeds benefits Free the Captives. The entire family will enjoy this stunning production of the Great Russian Nutcracker. You don’t want to miss this amazing event!
Christmas Market, Nov. 18-19
Shop for a cause! Come to our annual Christmas Market! Join us on Nov. 18 and 19, and get all of your Christmas shopping done early! You will find great gifts for friends and family…invite your friends to join you!