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What Is Human Trafficking Identification?

By June of 2018, the National Human Trafficking Hotline had received over 14,000 calls, with over 5,000 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States. As AWARENESS of human trafficking grows, it is critically important to know how to identify a potential...

The Qualified Academy Class of 2019

The Qualified Academy Class of 2019 is ready to embark on a new beginning. On February 23, the Two Wings’ community gathered for a celebration at Bel Air Church on Mulholland Drive, honoring the recent graduates of the Qualified Academy. Our guest speaker, Amanda Jane...

Heart, Soul, Style: Meet Fashion’s Freedom Fighters

SOMETIMES… …we feel so small in the world, and don’t see how we, as individuals, have the power to make a change.  But, the beautiful thing about our tightly connected global society is how much power we actually have.  Our small acts can affect people immediately --...

Human Trafficking: It Still Exists. How Can We Help?

EVERY… …so often, we feel called to raise awareness around topics that tug on our hearts and require our attention.  In honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we are taking a moment to spotlight a super sad reality that occurs…everywhere. First, we would like to...

Introducing Sonya Lan & Her New Book

It’s Women’s History Month, and here at Two Wings we’re highlighting a survivor who is using her inspiring story to give back to the community. Sonya Lan is the definition of strength, wisdom, and hope. Sonya is a life & business coach helping women discover their...

The Beauty of Appreciating Your Life

In the age of social media, comparing yourself to others is almost inevitable. However, it can be damaging to your emotional health. If you’re like me, then social media has probably made you feel unworthy and frustrated about your life.

Introducing The Tote Project…

Fay Grant and Michelle Chavez founded The Tote Project because they have always been passionate about helping women and making a positive difference in the lives of sex trafficking survivors.

Protecting Yourself

I’m always cautious when I’m in a new place and alone. To others, I may be paranoid, but after learning about sexual harassment in the workplace and cyber safety, I think it’s necessary to be protective of my personal safety.

Sex Trafficking: The Plight of Boys

One of the reasons I joined Two Wings was because I wanted to be a part of a cause that serves young women who had been mistreated by men. Mistakenly, I assumed that young women were the only ones who suffered the plight of domestic sex trafficking. I soon learned that there are boys and young men who suffer in silence.

The Connection Between Adult Entertainment and Sex Trafficking

According to the National Human Trafficking Center, in 2016, they recorded 5,551 cases of sex trafficking in the United States. Sex trafficking venues vary but there is one industry that may be enabling sex trafficking, and that is adult entertainment.

An Exciting Way to Travel that Gives Back!

Justin Grado is one of the founders of www.faithstay.net. He along with Amanda Reta and Sherrod Taylor started this organization out of a core belief that hospitality and hosting are a big part of Christian culture…

Our Allies on The Road: How Truck Drivers in America are Saving Lives

Domestic sex trafficking is happening right in front of our eyes. It is for this reason that Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is taking a proactive stance against the sex trade. Learn about the signs of domestic sex trafficking and just like our truck drivers you too can help save lives!

The Power of Story

Each time a survivor shares their story it requires a great deal of courage and bravery. The first time I shared my story I was very emotional. But as time passed I felt empowered, and proud that I was able to help others find freedom…

Modern Slave – A film by Dan Sima

Modern Slave is a film written by Spencer Currie and Dan Sima about a young girl in Los Angeles fighting to escape sex trafficking. We had an opportunity to interview Dan and find out more about what motivated them to write this film and how he became aware of the realities of trafficking in the Los Angeles area…

Introducing Maria Sörman Kumar…

Maria was born and raised in Sweden.  She met her husband while working on community development in the Himalaya Mountains in India.  Maria holds a degree in Anthropology and raises two children from their home in Sweden. Maria developed a vision of starting a...

The Truth About Cantina-Based Sex Trafficking

Imagine dreaming about a better life.  You sometimes go to bed hungry or cold.  Every morning, you look for a job, but every night you come home empty-handed.  You are only 15; but, you are expected to help your family. As you walk through the streets of your...

Survivor Story: Rebecca Bender

Rebecca Bender was born and raised in a small town in Oregon. She was an achiever, doing well in both academics and sports. She met a man who took an interest in her. She began dating him and after 6 months they decided to move in together. Everything seemed fine until they moved to Las Vegas…

Our Year in Review

In 2016 we provided 108 hours of job training, 7 employment opportunities, 1 continued education opportunity, and 7 mentorships…

A Season of Joy and Reflection

Christmas is a time to rejoice in all the good that exists in our world.  Some of us may get to reunite with loved ones we have not seen in a while.  We have the opportunity to show the people within our trusted circle how much we appreciate them.  To be showered with...

What Legal Options Do Sex Trafficking Survivors Have?

The Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division offers services to survivors of civil rights abuses including sex trafficking. Witness or victim coordinators are available to give support with accessing services such as housing, case management, counseling, and medical care…