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In this podcast episode you will meet Jalisa Gross, LPN, the newest addition to RJEC's team. She was hired as a contracted nurse through a generous two-year grant from Three Arches Foundation and will be providing free screenings and assessments to victims of human trafficking and sexual assault. Jalisa will also be sharing information about the new mobile clinic services for street outreach, and how the RJEC Clinic will help educate the community on health and wellness through a variety of initiatives. We will start off by hosting our first quarterly Health Talk Workshop on March 11, 2023. These workshops will be led by a team of healthcare professionals and will cover topics such as nutrition, exercise, mental health, and disease prevention. Tune in to this powerful podcast to learn more!
In this month's  podcast interview, you will meet Carolyn Kinkoph, a parent and phenomenal woman who will share her journey as a parent of a human trafficking victim -- the struggles, challenges and the eventual loss of her daughter.  You will learn the amazing things she is doing in the fight against human trafficking and keeping her daughter's memory alive. Don't miss this powerful podcast!



Take a journey into the joy of plants...Just like you, every plant has a story.The RJEC Plant Club is a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature and to enjoy the beauty and joy of nurturing plantlife. In this episode, you will hear from Traci - Plant Club facilitator;  Lori - Owner of Recreational Pots and Plants and Theresa - RJEC client and Plant Club participant. Listeners will learn about the origin of RJEC Plant Club, the various emotional, physical and mental benefits of plants, as well as the positive effects that Plant Club has had on RJEC clients.Visit Recreational Pots and Plants
In this episode, listeners will hear stories from several long time RJEC supporters, staff, survivors, board members and Renee Jones herself to learn all about the wonderful history, journey and progress of Renee Jones Empowerment Center over the last 20 years! Special guests include:Renee Jones: RJEC Founder, President & CEOTraci Grasso: RJEC Program Coordinator  - 1st employee hired at RJECAnnette Mango: SurvivorJoan Clark & Carla Lovejoy: RJEC Board MembersDetective John Morgan- Ohio Attorney General’s Cuyahoga Regional Human Trafficking Task ForceJonathan Walsh of Walsh Law Firm, LLC: Former Board Chair & RJEC Legal AdvisorXavier Walsh: RJEC Youth Ambassadorrjecempower.orgFor more information call the Center at  (216) 417-0823
This special podcast was recorded on location at the 7th Annual Collinwood Resource & Empowerment Fair on August 13, 2022 in partnership with our host, Peoples Church of God In Christ.  Learn about how RJEC’s partnership with this church has made an amazing impact in this community for over seven years, while also becoming  a location for our monthly Project Red Cord Night Out street outreach for the past two years. You will hear from the Pastor as well as some of the amazing resource organizations and members of the planning committee that work together to make this a meaningful and successful event each year for the community.Recorded on location Aug 13, 2022 at the 7th Annual Collinwood Resource & Empowerment Fair at the People's Church of God in Christ.Podcast guests:Pastor Birce and Sister Nash- Pastor, Church of God in Christ Donna Angelotti & Kelly Noble-  RJEC VIP VolunteersGreg Pollard - Greater Collinwood Development CorporationDavid Hoying - CWRU School of MedicineCarrie Joseph - Journey Center for Safety and HealingShanell Harris - MetroHealth Trauma Recovery CenterAmber - OH Department of Health MATRIX  Medical Mobile Unit
Learn about the unique two year Project Red Cord Model at Springhill Apartments in Akron, Ohio. Meet Demetria, one of the  members of The Project Red Cord Committee at Springhill Apartments in Akron, Ohio.  She  and Renee will discuss the unique model of monthly outreach efforts and support services that have been created to promote community building, leadership training, and  human trafficking prevention & awareness. The Project Red Cord Committee at Springhill Apartments have become dynamic leaders who are making an impact and bringing hope and inspiration to their community. Project Red Cord Nights out Street Outreach InfoRJEC Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking GalaRJEC Gala Sponsorship Packages#projectredcordchronicles #knowhumantrafficking #RJEC #podcast #onair
Project Red Cord Chronicles Episode 03: Becoming Triumphant Despite All OddsMeet Alexis, a Survivor who shares her journey of becoming triumphant in rebuilding her life despite all odds. You don't want to miss this podcast episode!Leckiebutterfly Yoga LLC The Mat Project - Alysia McKean, Founder/DirectorProject Red Cord Nights out Street Outreach InfoRJEC Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking GalaRJEC Gala Sponsorship Packages#projectredcordchronicles #knowhumantrafficking #RJEC #podcast #onair
Project Red Cord Chronicles is a Podcast dedicated to raise awareness of human trafficking while sharing the journey of trauma informed programs and services being used to bring hope, empowerment, and restoration to those whose lives have been ravaged by this crime. This podcast shines a light on how innovative programs and unique outreach efforts are being used to empower everyday people to create a safe community and protect their families from this atrocious crime. Overcoming hopeless situations is possible. Winning in every area of life is possible. Be ready to learn, shed a tear, laugh, be challenged, and be motivated by survivors to take action, all while you increase your belief in the amazing power of hope. Incredible things are happening to help people thrive in life and Project Red Cord Chronicles delivers those stories of hope.
The Global Initiative was developed to share innovative ideas on how RJEC's treatment and outreach models can be used to fight the crime of human trafficking globally through teamwork, technology connections- webinars, conferences, virtual classrooms. Additionally, this initiative helps to  provide professional development opportunities for organizations, medical schools, etc to join forces and work to combat human trafficking worldwide. Listeners will meet Lisa Purdy, President & CEO- Council of International Programs and learn about their mission, programs and  unique Partnership with RJEC, including details on the internship opportunities with RJEC being offered to other countries by the Council of International Programs.  Lisa  has worked at Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA) since 1997.  Under her leadership, CIPUSA has grown to an organization with five affiliate offices around the country that creates professional training opportunities and programs for over 300 people annually from countries around the world.
Tune in to hear from the 2022 Breaking The Chains of Human Trafficking Gala Award Recipients and learn the unique ways each award recipient is contributing to the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Business Impact Award: Beverage Distributors Inc-Rita Gaertner- Director of MarketingSocial Justice Impact Award: Stasek Group - EXP Realty- Albie Stasek Distinguished Professional Contribution Awards: Mike GrassoCommunity Service Award: Westlake Christian Church - Pastor Jim LinkTo learn more about the 8th Annual Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking Gala or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorship packages click the links below:RJEC Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking GalaRJEC Gala Sponsorship PackagesFor Project Red Cord Night Information:Project Red Cord Nights out Street Outreach Info
This podcast  features a first-time interview with  survivor, Valeria. We will discuss the art healing playbook that was developed to help her along her healing journey where she is preparing to have her own Art Show.  Through each painting and with every brushstroke, she will share her journey towards healing and moving forward in her life..  You don't want to miss this podcast episode!Visit our website! http://www.rjecempower.orgRJEC 8th Annual Gala: Link below (216) 417-08233764 Pearl Rd. Suite #200Cleveland, OH 44109
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