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Human trafficking can be a dark topic but this podcast shines a light on the reality that healing is possible. Not only for trafficking victims but for all of us. Overcoming difficult situations is possible. Winning in every area of life is possible. Be ready to learn, shed a tear, laugh, be challenged, and motivated to "go and do" (take action), all while you increase your belief in the power of hope. Amazing things are happening to help people thrive in life and this podcast delivers those stories of hope.
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In this first episode of 2020, learn about the implications that COVID-19 may have on human trafficking, what you can do to help and how to protect your children. With the widespread impact of this pandemic, join Kristina Glackin, Program Coordinator and Jarrett Luckett, Executive Director as they share their insight from over 10 years of experience in the human trafficking field on why COVID might increase human trafficking. To learn more about Exploit No More, go to exploitnomore.orgTo learn more about the impacts of pornography, visit fightthenewdrug.orgSupport the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
At the end of April, our Executive Director joined The Way Church as a guest preacher. His sermon titled, Hold On, was about what we do in the waiting, the moments of holding on. Often times those moments are filled with doubt and questioning. Listen to Part Two now or catch up on Part One, here. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
A few weeks ago, our Executive Director joined The Way Church as a guest preacher. His sermon titled, Hold On, was about what we do in the waiting, the moments of holding on. Often times those moments are filled with doubt and questioning. Listen to Part One now, Part Two will launch next week! Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Look at You, Girl!

Look at You, Girl!

2019-05-0832:00

After a mini hiatus, we're back in action on the podcast! On this week's episode, Jarrett and Melania talk about an exciting upcoming event, Look at You, Girl Virtual Book Club. They talk about the reason why Exploit No More is hosting a book club and how to make the most of it through note taking. Look at You, Girl Book Club Details: When: May 13th-20th Where: Virtual (the comfort from your own home)More details: exploitnomore.org/bookclub Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Abuse: Why Victims Stay

Abuse: Why Victims Stay

2019-04-0301:02:13

A thought provoking and heart stirring post on Facebook spurred this conversation about abuse. On this episode Jarrett, Exploit No More's Executive Director, and Laurin Crosson discuss abuse and why victims stay. Laurin is the author of 'Ride Out Crisis Response' and the founder and director of Rockstarr Ministries.  She specializes in helping victims of sex trafficking escape their situation and for five years Laurin has operated a safe house for adults victims of trafficking.This was a recorded phone call so please excuse the audio but enjoy the value of the conversation. Follow Rockstarr Ministries on Facebook Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
On this week's episode, after the tragic death of Milwaukee local, Sierra Robinson, who was a victim of human trafficking, and her 2 year old daughter Noelani, Jarrett and Melania discuss the Violent Reality of Human Trafficking. Because this topic is raw for all of us, this episode was recorded as a Facebook live video so that questions could be addressed in real time. This is a heavy topic. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at contact@exploitnomore.org. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
On this week's episode, Melania interviews Jarrett about the conference, Sheltered, that he recently attended. Hosted by the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, this conference and alliance has the mission of "improve competency, increase credibility, and become a collective voice for change." Wow, how powerful is that?! Jarrett unpacks the complexity of housing and parts of his vision for Exploit No More's aftercare home, Freedom House. Learn more about the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, here. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
This week's episode is a fun one! Jarrett and Melania spend some time talking about the why behind The Elevated Chef and read off some of the comment cards from The Elevated Chef's Food Pop Up event that happened in January. Learn more about The Elevated Chef on our website or click here. Follow The Elevated Chef on Facebook! Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
On this week's podcast, Jarrett is joined by Exploit No More's most recent intern, Jordyn. Jordyn is a social work major at Alverno College, loves research and collecting knowledge, and seeks to make the world a better, brighter, place. Jarrett and Jordyn discuss how students can prepare for in a social work internship and how to make the most of it. If you're a student, whether high school or college, check out this episode; it offers great insight into the world of interning and non-profits. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
This week on the podcast, Melania is joined by the owner and co-founder of MKE Moms Blog, Sarah Kooiman. Sarah is a champion for the community of Milwaukee and has a unwavering passion for uniting mothers and families both online and offline. The two talk about motherhood, swap stories about their kids, and offer some insight on how intentional parenting can lead to human trafficking prevention. Previous Articles ENM Wrote with MKEMBThe Red Flags of Human Trafficking :: Keeping Your Student Safe How Intentional Parenting Can Help Prevent Human Trafficking Equipping Your Student to be a Champion of Freedom Visit MKE Moms Blog website and find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @mkemomsblog! Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Do you remember as a teenager, counting down the days until when you could finally get a job? Kids who have been victims of trafficking and youth at high risk of being trafficked have that same desire; there is dignity in work. On this episode, Jarrett and Melania discuss how the Exploit No More workforce development program (The Elevated Chef) will provide job opportunities specifically for this population of youth. With a strengths based focus, youth will learn about and build on what is right with them, instead of what is wrong with them. To start, there will be a food truck called, "The Elevated Chef" that we aim to launch in the summer of 2019! The menu will consist of burgers made with grass fed beef and some of the most amazing chicken tenders that you'll ever have! With over 10 different sauces to choose from, your food truck experience is going to be elevated!  Food Pop Up Event Details: Saturday, January 27th from 5-8PM Blue's Egg on 76th and Bluemound Reserve Tickets here!Thanks to Chef Joe Muench, part owner of Blue's Egg, Story Hill BKC, and Maxie's for believing in our vision and helping us to create this program and delicious menu. Find out more about these restaurants, here. A massive thanks to Potawatomi Bingo and Casino and iHeart Media for believing in our work and supporting this program. Through the Potawatomi Heart of Canal Street fundraiser, we were given over $35,000 to help launch the food truck! Learn more about The Elevated Chef at our website, here!Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Welcome to Week Three of our December Series, focusing on who we are and what we do here at Exploit No More! This week, Jarrett and Melania talk about the intricacies of emergency aftercare response. Research study that Jarrett referenced: Milwaukee; "Mecca" for Sex Trafficking  Support our Emergency Aftercare Response here. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Welcome to Week Two of our December series, focusing on who we are and what we do here at Exploit No More. On this week's episode, Jarrett and Melania talk about two of our awareness and prevention programs, Schools Against Trafficking and Churches Against Trafficking. These programs were created to be a resource for students, educators, parents, and congregations and to unite schools and churches nationwide.  Learn more and get involved with Schools Against Trafficking, here. Learn more and get involved with Churches Against Trafficking, here. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
We are excited to unpack Who We Are and What We Do during December! In this episode, Jarrett and Melania, Exploit No More's Executive Coordinator, discuss the impact and importance of the MKE Resource Hub which provides personal care items to at risk youth and those affected by human trafficking. Learn more about the MKE Resource Hub, here. As an added bonus, we will have a new episode every Wednesday this month, so stay tuned!Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
What is happening with the home? Why isn't it open yet? These are common questions that we receive about opening our aftercare home to serve trafficking victims. In this podcast we cover six hurdles that we've faced to open the home. It has been a long journey and we are thrilled to continue to move forward!Shout out to Feldco for supporting our mission! If you're looking to buy windows, siding, or doors go to these lovely folks!Learn more about Freedom House here.Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
"We are more than our stories. We are more than what happened to us." - Kristen TebowThis will be one of the most insightful conversations that you will hear about aftercare! Join Emmy Myers, Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, along with Kristen Tebow, Executive Director of Youth Trust Project based in Kansas, as they discuss the needs that survivors have after coming out of the life of sex trafficking.Be sure to visit their website sites to find out more about the amazing work their organizations are doing to combat human trafficking!Learn more about Lacey's Hope ProjectLearn more about Youth Trust ProjectSupport the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
"The goal is to achieve long lasting recovery." Join Emmy Myers, Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, along with Kristen Tebow, Executive Director of Youth Trust Project based in Kansas, as they discuss the needs that survivors have after coming out of the life of sex trafficking.Be sure to visit their website sites to find out more about the amazing work their organizations are doing to combat human trafficking!Learn more about Lacey's Hope Project. Learn more about Youth Trust Project. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
In this episode Dr. Joy Ippolito, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, Division of Safety and Permanence with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, joins us to discuss how this division of government is working to help youth fight for freedom. Along with discussing the importance of prevention and aftercare for youth, Dr. Joy gives insight into what is happening around Wisconsin and how community members can get involved. You can find out more information and DCF resources here.Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
Human Trafficking 101

Human Trafficking 101

2018-09-2634:131

"Human trafficking does not discriminate." Those are the words from Emmy Myers, the Founder and Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, a survivor-led organization in Southeastern Wisconsin. In this episode, Jarrett and Emmy spend time outside on a beautiful Wisconsin afternoon discussing some of the key components in sex trafficking; the traffickers, the victims, and the buyers. Find out more about this issue of modern day slavery and what you can do. Learn more about Lacey's Hope Project, here. Click here for more educational resources about Human Trafficking 101. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
In this episode, we give an overview of what the Stories of Hope podcast is all about! Be sure to subscribe and tell a friend!Learn more about the Stories of Hope Podcast, here. Like and Follow Us on Facebook, here.Join our Email List, here. Support the show (https://www.exploitnomore.org/donate.html)
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