March 30, 2017 Dragonfly

I was originally introduced to human trafficking in the summer of 2016 by a dear friend that I consider a mentor of mine. I was so moved by her passion and excitement toward a subject that most people shy away from, I knew I had to follow her leading and get involved. Anyone that has ever…

March 16, 2017 Dragonfly

At the age of just 16 years old, Andrea* has endured physical, mental, and emotional trauma beyond comprehension. After years of abuse by her foster parents, Andrea suffered the absolutely horrific experience of being sex trafficked by a brutal criminal street gang. Thankfully, she was referred to The Dragonfly Home by her social worker. Andrea saw…

March 16, 2017 Dragonfly

It was just over a year ago – March 13, 2016 – when the leadership of what would soon become “Team Dragonfly“ met and shared our God-sized dreams with one another. Dreams of opening the state’s first crisis center for victims of human trafficking. Dreams of what it would look like and be like. Dreams of who we would get to…

March 16, 2017 Dragonfly

You have almost certainly seen – and hopefully sipped – Crowned Coffee if you’ve attended any Dragonfly event. Co-owners Michael and Chris became our first Dragonfly Pathbreakers, faithful supporters since day one, true believers that #LoveLifts human trafficking victims to a future of freedom. For every pound of coffee sold, Crowned Coffee has donated 10%…

December 3, 2016 Dragonfly

In light of working for The Dragonfly Home, there are so many things I’m thankful for. I began this journey almost five years ago working with women who had been recovered out of sex trafficking. Naively, I went in with the thought that I was going to be making a difference in this world, but…

November 13, 2016 Dragonfly

Eleutheromania (n.) – An intense and irresistible desire for freedom When I think about human trafficking, “eleutheromania” – an intense and irresistible desire for freedom – would be the word I would use to describe my heart. I got involved a few years ago working in a human trafficking shelter in Oklahoma City and from there…

July 27, 2016 Dragonfly

Heroes often come into our lives in unexpected ways. Lucy was that kind of hero for me.   Intelligent and scrappy, compassionate and thoughtful, Lucy had all the characteristics of a young woman ready to chase and seize her dreams…but those weren’t the cards she was dealt. I worked with Lucy during my time as a…

June 23, 2016 Dragonfly

We didn’t start out with the dragonfly in mind. We started out with a dream of broadening the reach of services available in Oklahoma for people impacted by human trafficking. The dragonfly came later. Collectively, The Dragonfly Home team has nearly ten years of experience working with victims of human trafficking and anti-human trafficking advocacy….