Articles & Information on Human Sex Trafficking
About Hope Rising
Is Human Trafficking Really an issue in Texas?
Yes. According to a 2016 University of Texas study, an estimated 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas each year.
What is Equine Therapy?
Equine Therapy differentiates from traditional therapy because it involves a non-verbal animal. Horses are known to have an uncanny ability to reflect human emotion; when going through equine therapy you may appear calm and collected on the surface, but a horse can sense what is unspoken. It causes a degree of vulnerability, which allows the girls to see that the horses won’t reject them. They accept the our girls exactly as they are, and carry their emotions to help them heal.
Are boys victims of sex trafficking too?
Yes. Believe it or not, boys make up about 25% of sex trafficking victims in the staet of Texas. We currently have one home for boys.