May 22, 2019 Dragonfly

When we last saw Hero the miniature schnauzer, his loving dog mom, Avis, had won her bid for him at Dragonfly’s 2018 Crown of Beauty Gala Silent Auction! But where is he now?? We caught up with Hero to get the scoop! Hero – official full name Dragonfly Hero – just celebrated his first birthday!…

May 14, 2019 Dragonfly

Cooking isn’t merely a daily chore for Ciara Ray – it’s her passion! Co-owner and Head Baker at Sundays Bakeshop, as well as a long-time volunteer at The Dragonfly Home, Ciara led a session of our Express Yourself series for a group of human trafficking survivors.   “I express my love for people by feeding…

April 15, 2019 Dragonfly

Moragen Ferrell—currently ranked 5th in the nation in women’s boxing—recently led a group of human trafficking victim-survivors in a fun boxing activity for The Dragonfly Home’s Express Yourself series! “The Heartbreaker” Goes Olympian When Moragen Ferrell’s boyfriend at the time asked if she wanted to join him in boxing training, she thought it sounded like…

December 6, 2018 Dragonfly

We love to celebrate the holiday season at The Dragonfly Home! Our Human Trafficking Relief and Restoration Center in Oklahoma City sparkles with brightly colored decor and glows with twinkle lights. The people we serve who have come out of human trafficking are enjoying the beautiful, festive atmosphere! We want to make the holiday season…

December 6, 2018 Dragonfly

Victims of human trafficking we serve at The Dragonfly Home had the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast at our Human Trafficking Relief and Restoration Center! Those who attended had a wonderful meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, rolls, and cookies. The gravy was definitely the biggest hit! Our friends at…

October 17, 2018 Dragonfly

We are super excited to announce that Norman Mitsubishi and Big Red Sports/Imports donated a second vehicle to The Dragonfly Home!! Staff at The Dragonfly Home need vehicles to transport human trafficking victims to safe places, whether that means taking them to a location that is hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away from a…

September 25, 2018 Dragonfly

When survivors of human trafficking come to The Dragonfly Home, many set the goal of overcoming substance abuse. Some trafficked people may be forced to use drugs and alcohol by a trafficker. For others, drugs and alcohol are their only available means of coping with the trauma of being sold as a product day in…

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…