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Bone-tired and Soul-FULL

Perhaps I've had one too many elementary school Halloween parties in the last week, but the phrase "Bone-tired and Soul-full" is what has been coming to my mind since returning from Dallas last week. It was such an amazing and reinvigorating…
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Connecting through Storytelling: In the presence of Eileen Rodriguez

With the Women’s Conference just around the corner, I was asked to write an article about the woman behind this brainchild: Eileen Rodriguez. I had heard of her quite often while working at My Refuge House (MRH), but I never had a face to…
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You can help us "Fill it up!"

  Dear Lovely Supporters of My Refuge House, Nicole turned 12-years-old right before she moved into My Refuge House (MRH) last November. She has not talked much about the cybersex trafficking she survived when her eldest sister pimped…
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Keep The Darkness At Bay

    In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, the wizard Gandalf explains why he has chosen a little hobbit named Bilbo to accompany the dwarfs to fight their enemy. He says, “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold…
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PANCAKES FOR SALE: aka Lessons from a six-year-old

This is the story of how I recently learned a lesson in bravery, fundraising, and storytelling from my six year old. For those of you who may not know, when asked what I “do”, my first answer is usually, “I’m a family therapist.”…
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An Evening Celebrating My Refuge House

We hope you'll join us on March 22nd for PAINTING A NEW FUTURE, our Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. It promises to be an inspiring evening, featuring art from We Step Into The Light and the inspiring stories of our girls. Tuesday, March…
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Thankful in Dallas

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu November 5th was a magical evening. Fashioned for Freedom was beyond anything we could have dreamed.  The beauty…
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Fashioned for Freedom-- Why a Runway Show?

Kim Jones, our Director of Engagement, and her incredible committee are putting together the event of the year for My Refuge House! Fashioned for Freedom will showcase creativity and talent in a way we've never done before! But, why a Runway…
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Hearts Aligned

First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC) Youth Choir recently put on another fundraiser for My Refuge House. In addition to an afternoon of showcased talent, some great Filipino food and people gathered together to support a common goal-- FCBC raised…
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Kickboxing for Freedom

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Kelly. Kelly used her talents as a photographer and video producer to help us tell our girls stories more effectively, but she was so touched by meeting the girls, she didn't stop there! Watch this video…