Meet Jordan!

Jordan joined The Covering House team in January of 2014 as a Youth Development Specialist. She will be one of our staff that will work directly with the girls in our long-term therapeutic home. Jordan is very curious and excited about learning; she is always seeking out new books to read and ways to gain...
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The Johns: Who Are They?

What is a john? In the context of prostitution, a john is the person who pays for sex. In the next couple blog posts, we will focus on johns as major contributors to the problem of trafficking in the United States and the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation states that human trafficking generates about...
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The Annual Race for Refuge Runner Spotlight

Name: Mary Kunnath Mary is a volunteer at The Covering House who has already raised thousands of dollars in her Race for Refuge fundraising campaign. Hear about what inspires this all-star in the following spotlight interview.  How did you find out about trafficking? My husband and I first found out about the issue of human...
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Thank God for Fleas

Thank God for the Fleas March is Women’s History Month and we are introducing our girls to women who have overcome unbearable circumstances, found joy in the midst of difficult times, and those who have blazed the trail for success for the rest of us. Today we remember Corrie Ten Boom and her sister Betsie....
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Covering House Staff Spotlight

This month for our blog, we want to share the perspective of one of our very own Covering House staff members, Lindsey Ellis. Lindsey is Program Director and shares her views on working with the girls for whom we provide services. In Lindsey’s words: It seems the question I get asked the most is: What’s...
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Be Abolitionist: Step 1

Step 3: Discourage a culture of exploitation From the hyper-eroticized and violent films to pornography, exploitation of women’s bodies is rampant in our society. That culture normalizes acts of violence, even glamorizes the act of objectifying women. How does pornography contribute to trafficking? Traffickers will often start preparing victims for trafficking with online webcams, pornography,...
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Be Abolitionist: Step 2

Step 2: Commit to your fight. It does not matter what you do for a living, you can take your interest in human trafficking into your work and efforts. One way is with the ease of social media. We all can use social media to be an advocate for change. Whether you are a student,...
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Be Abolitionist: Step 3

The Covering House is happy to announce the launch of our blog! The idea behind this blog is to engage more people in the fight against modern-day slavery and to end it forever. Although slavery was abolished with the signing of the 13th amendment almost 150 years ago, in 2013, slavery is still overwhelmingly present...
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