Eyes and Mouth

What if a simple look, a flash of eye contact, was enough to send waves of shame crashing over you? For the survivors we serve at TVF (Treasured Vessels Foundation), eye contact has not been something that is safe. For many reasons most of the women that come to TVF did not have parents that …

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Recent Study By The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

A recent study was done by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work on the realities of trafficking in the state of Texas.  The numbers they discovered are staggering! We hear about trafficking, we know it’s a problem but we haven’t had data …

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Spotlight on Nigeria

In the world of sports, you envision most people cheering on their favorite team dressed in their appropriate sporting attire.  You imagine the smiles and cheers when the team is doing well and the hope from others when their team is falling behind.  What you don’t envision is children, innocent children, being taken from their country to …

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“Everything Is Bigger in Texas…Including Human and Sex Trafficking.”

When you hear “everything is bigger in Texas,” I bet you’re thinking about those perfect Friday Night Lights.  Quite possibly your mind drifts to how large the state is geographically, big trucks taking up the highways, and the convenience of wider highway lanes.  I can tell what you’re not thinking about – how large of …

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