Author: Dragonfly

September 19, 2018 Dragonfly

People who have experienced human trafficking often may contemplate taking their own lives. They commonly battle severe depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and a host of other mental health struggles, which sometimes can lead to hopelessness. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH HOPE. When trafficking survivors come to The Dragonfly Home, they find people who understand…

September 19, 2018 Dragonfly

Trafficked people experience frequent and severe violence in human trafficking, making them highly vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries. Traffickers and sex purchasers may inflict repeated strangulation, as well as punches and kicks to a survivor’s head and face, on practically a daily basis. When multiple traumatic brain injuries accumulate over time and receive no medical…

August 29, 2018 Dragonfly

A Crown of Beauty for Caroline Caroline*, a survivor of human trafficking, is an inspiration for The Crown of Beauty Gala. Our inspiration for naming our gala The Crown of Beauty Gala comes from a verse in the book of Isaiah. The words say that God takes ashes of crushed hopes and dreams and and…

August 27, 2018 Dragonfly

A Crown of Beauty for Becca Becca*, a survivor of human trafficking, is an inspiration for The Crown of Beauty Gala. The name for our Crown of Beauty Gala was inspired by a verse in the book of Isaiah where God replaces the ashes of brokenness and gives a “crown of beauty” in their place….

August 27, 2018 Dragonfly

A Crown of Beauty for Jessica Jessica*, a survivor of human trafficking, is an inspiration for The Crown of Beauty Gala. We chose our gala’s name based on a verse in the book of Isaiah where God takes ashes life sometimes gives us – the remains of destroyed hope, a broken sense of self-worth –…

August 24, 2018 Dragonfly

We’re so excited for the 3rd annual Crown of Beauty Gala! On Thursday, October 11, we’ll gather at the Farmer’s Public Market, from 6-8:30PM and have a great night while raising funds for The Dragonfly Home’s services for survivors of human trafficking! (Get your tickets here!) We’re introducing a lot of NEW things this year,…

January 1, 2018 Dragonfly

FIVE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION THIS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH! As we roll into 2018, we invite you to jump into Human Trafficking Awareness Month! Here are a few reasons why Human Trafficking Awareness Month is important and how to take action to end human trafficking: 1. Survivors of human trafficking find The Dragonfly Home. Take action: Help…

December 14, 2017 Dragonfly

Meet Alexis.* Alexis was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She was also a survivor of human trafficking. Alexis was a senior in high school who loved playing volleyball and singing in choir. One weekend, she went with a friend to a party where she didn’t know many people. She was flattered when a couple…

December 14, 2017 Dragonfly

The Dragonfly Home is grateful to celebrate the generous holiday season, kicked off by #GivingTuesday on November 28th. In the midst of holiday shopping, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, we encourage you to take a break from the holiday shopping and give back to local organizations with your time, lending your voice to a cause,…