May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Victim Services Training on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

This training is designed to give an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area — and provide knowledge on how to appropriately respond to trafficking cases.

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We cover the following topics:

  • Sex Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors

  • The Trafficker/Pimp

  • The Victims

  • Trauma

  • The Demand

  • Pornography

  • Red Flags

  • Case Studies

The class is taught by Founders: Kenny & Julie Rigsby, Survivor Leader: Allie Braden, and Special Agent Jim Burkett, DPS CID-Longview

Location: Foundry Coffee House, 2nd Floor.

Complimentary Lunch Provided!

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Nightwalk for Hope

On the evening of Saturday, April 27th, we will come together as a community to shine a light on human trafficking in east Texas.

This family-friendly event includes multiple food trucks, bounce houses, music, face-painting, yard games, and more. As the sun sets around 8:15pm we conclude the night with a 2-mile walk on a section of the Rose Rudman trail.

Each participant will carry a lantern to light our way and to symbolize hope in the darkness.

All details at: NIGHTWALKFORHOPE.ORG

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Community Training in Tyler

  • Foundry Coffee House (2nd floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our community training is designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area. Anyone is welcome to attend with no expectation to volunteer with For The Silent. For those interested in volunteering with FTS, this training is required.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Tyler Community Training

Our community training is designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area. Anyone is welcome to attend with no expectation to volunteer with For The Silent. For those interested in volunteering with FTS, this training is required.

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

True Vine's Beer Run

Local brewery, True Vine, will be hosting their 2nd annual Fun Run & 5k at their all new location! This year proceeds will be benefiting For The Silent! Come out for a family fun event and chat with us at our tent.  For more details visit: www.truevinebrewing.com

Hope to see you there!

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Longview Community Training

Our community training is designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area. Anyone is welcome to attend with no expectation to volunteer with For The Silent. For those interested in volunteering with FTS, this training is required.

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Hope Gala / 10-year Anniversary

It's our biggest night of the year and we want you to be there!

Join us at our Hope Gala as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of For The Silent and help bring freedom and hope to vulnerable youth. The evening will unfold at the beautiful Villa Di Felicita, and includes a cocktail hour, live auction, a short program, entertainment -- and an opportunity to share a meal together.

Check out the Hope Gala website.

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Community Training - Gregg County

Our community training is designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area. Anyone is welcome to attend with no expectation to volunteer with For The Silent. For those interested in volunteering with FTS, this training is required.

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Longview Community Training

Our community training is designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking with a focus on the East Texas area. Anyone is welcome to attend with no expectation to volunteer with For The Silent. For those interested in volunteering with FTS, this training is required.

LEARN MORE

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May
10
5:30 PM17:30

UT Tyler Ethics Panel

Mark your calendars and plan to attend a campus and community-wide panel discussion: "Addressing the Epidemic of Domestic Sex Trafficking in East Texas'' on May 10, 2017.We will have appetizers and music beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the panel and audience discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Panelists will be announced once they are confirmed.

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