Dragonfly in the News

Place of Solace

Oklahoma Gazette | By Laura Eastes | May 18

Oklahoma City’s Dragonfly Home serves all survivors of human trafficking through unique programs that cultivate hope after crisis.

“When survivors of human trafficking enter The Dragonfly Home — the state’s first and only state-certified human trafficking crisis center — they walk into an inviting space with pops of color and encouraging wall decor. The foyer, located inside a nondescript and unmarked building in Oklahoma City, sets the tone for those coming out of a crisis — it is a place of refuge.

“We offer a place where the peace and the hope are palpable,” said Whitney Anderson, executive director of The Dragonfly Home. “They can feel safe for the first time in a long time. There are people who are willing to help and meet them right where they are without any judgment.”

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OKC area human trafficking crisis center plans to open home for survivors

The Oklahoman | By Josh Dulaney |

“A crisis center for victims of human trafficking will expand its services this fall by opening a metro-area shelter for women who have been abused in the illicit sex trade.

The Dragonfly Home, which opened Oklahoma’s first and only state-certified human trafficking crisis center in November 2016, plans to open Oklahoma City’s only state-certified sex trafficking shelter.

Anderson and her team have 20 years of combined experience working with human trafficking survivors. On Nov. 23, the nonprofit became the first state-certified human trafficking crisis and restoration center, when the Oklahoma attorney general’s office gave its stamp of approval.”

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Dragonfly Home in Oklahoma City helps victims of human trafficking

The Oklahoman | By Josh Dulaney |

“’One rule for the game that pimps follow is that you leave with nothing,’ said Whitney Anderson, co-founder and executive director of the Dragonfly Home Human Trafficking Relief and Restoration Center. ‘That’s what we’ve seen as service providers. They come in with typically nothing.’

Anderson and her team have 20 years of combined experience working with human trafficking survivors. On Nov. 23, the nonprofit became the first state-certified human trafficking crisis and restoration center, when the Oklahoma attorney general’s office gave its stamp of approval.

Since then, Dragonfly has received dozens of calls, provided emergency transportation for victims and taken in several survivors seeking to leave the illicit trade.”

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Accion Oklahoma | Dragonfly Home

Telemundo Oklahoma | 

“Recientemente abrió sus puertas una organización sin fines de lucro que busca ayudar a víctimas y sobrevivientes de trafico humano. Conozcamos un poco más de esta organización.

Con más de 20 años de experiencia Whitney Anderson y su equipo decidieron abrir Dragonfly Home un lugar donde pueden ayudar a víctimas de trafico humano.

‘Nosotros queremos ayudar crear mas concientización sobre el trafico humano porque nosotros nos dimos cuenta que varias persona no estaban recibiendo la ayuda que necesitaban.'”

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