Texas ranks second in the United States in reported cases of human trafficking—a tragic version of modern slavery that includes forced labor and sexual exploitation. At any given time in Texas, there are approximately 234,000 victims of labor trafficking and 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking.1
You can help shine the light of Christ into this dark world by serving, learning, and praying with Stonebriar’s End Human Trafficking ministry. Join us as we partner with local non-profit Poiema Foundation to raise awareness in our community, search for missing girls, and support victims with the love of Christ.
Poiema Foundation seeks to educate the public and raise awareness in order to prevent sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other methods of sexual exploitation. Poiema also provides a safe place and trauma-informed care for those who have been trafficked and are on their journey from victim to survivor.
To date, Poiema has:
- educated more than 17,000 people on the dangers of human trafficking
- recovered 290 missing children in partnership with 4 The One
- helped 73 survivors of human trafficking
- housed 27 survivors in the Poiema safe house
Poiema (pronounced poy-ay-ma) is a Greek word meaning “handiwork” found in Ephesians 2:10—“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Sadly, women and children in the sex industry believe they have no value or self-worth, so Poiema shares the life-changing news that they are inherently cherished by the God who made them.
- Statistics courtesy of the Office of the Texas Attorney General and the National Human Trafficking Hotline