Hope Rising
December 10, 2021

Update on Hope Rising

Hope Rising continues in its mission to develop loving foster homes for domestic, minor youth in Texas who have been exploited through commercial sex-trafficking.  These youth have been through massive trauma and offering them a home in a stable family setting is an effective first step on their journey to hope and...
Hope Rising
October 06, 2021

Progress Report on The Haven Renovations

Hope Rising has made significant progress on renovations at The Haven, the future home of our stabilization and assessment center for girls who have endured the trauma of exploitation through commercial sex trafficking.  The renovations made to date were all funded through contributions from generous community...
Hope Rising
March 10, 2021

Judge Rules in Favor of Hope Rising

335th District Court Judge Dismisses All Derivative Claims by Terminated Executive Director   Brenham, TX -- On March 1, 2021, the 335th District Court in Washington County determined that Sherri Clement, a former executive director of Hope Rising, had no standing to bring the derivative action that...
Hope Rising
April 09, 2020

The Power & Problems of the Detox

I recently heard the CV -19 shutdown referred to as “America’s Invitation to Detox”.   In his sermon entitled, A Family being Formed and Fruitful | Acts 5:12-42 Pastor Dave Tooker makes the example that these weeks without sports, school, travel, in person gatherings or a normal...
Hope Rising
February 20, 2020

7 Tips to Talking with Children about Human Sex Trafficking

7 Practical Tips for Talking with Your Child About Human Sex Trafficking Human sex-trafficking is not an easy subject to discuss – with anyone – much less young children. The subject can be overwhelming and uncomfortable.  These 7 age appropriate strategies can help start the conversation. #1 You...
Hope Rising
February 10, 2020

Children, the Superbowl's Biggest Losers by John Whitehead

Original Content by the Rutherford Report. Written by John W. Whitehead  January 2020 “Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children There can only be one winner emerging from this year’s Super...
Hope Rising
September 09, 2019

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Texas Recognizes September as Suicide Prevention MonthAUSTIN – Texas is working toward preventing suicide among young adults and veterans in the state, highlighting the resources available to people at risk of suicide and offering support for loved ones who can help. As September kicks off National Suicide...
Hope Rising
August 14, 2019

How Epstein Recruited Girls for Sex

Jennifer Araoz was approached (at the age of 14) by an (Epstein) female recruiter who would loiter outside her dance studio in New York City. The female recruiter pretended to take a genuine interest in Jennifer, asking where she lived and determining her connections. (Gauging her accessibility) After learning that...
Hope Rising
August 14, 2019

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

How often are men sexually assaulted? While the numbers vary from study to study, most research suggests that 10 ‐ 20% of males will be sexually violated at some point in their lifetimes. That translates into tens of thousands of boys and men assaulted each year alongside hundreds of thousands of girls and women. If...
Hope Rising
August 12, 2019

How Epstein, Maxwell and other females recruited and groomed minors for sex trade.

A  2016 Deposition of Virginia Roberts Giuffre has now come to light, in the wake of the death of Jeffery Epstein.  Virginia Roberts Giuffre (now age 36) claimed in the deposition that she was forced to have sex and perform sexual acts for a long list of A-list male clients (Giuffre pictured above with Prince...