Exploit No More Stories of Hope Podcast

Exploit No More Stories of Hope Podcast

Human trafficking can be a dark topic but this podcast shines a light on the reality that healing is possible. Not only for trafficking victims but for all of us. Overcoming difficult situations is possible. Winning in every area of life is possible. Be ready to learn, shed a tear, laugh, be challenged, and motivated to "go and do" (take action), all while you increase your belief in the power of hope. Amazing things are happening to help people thrive in life and this podcast delivers those stories of hope.... Show More

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May 8, 2019 32 min

After a mini hiatus, we're back in action on the podcast!

On this week's episode, Jarrett and Melania talk about an exciting upcoming event, Look at You, Girl Virtual Book Club. They talk about the reason why Exploit No More is hosting a book club and how to make the most of it through note taking.

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April 3, 2019 62 min

A thought provoking and heart stirring post on Facebook spurred this conversation about abuse. On this episode Jarrett, Exploit No More's Executive Director, and Laurin Crosson discuss abuse and why victims stay.

Laurin is the author of 'Ride Out Crisis Response' and the founder and director of Rockstarr Ministries.  She specializes in helping victims of sex trafficking escape their situation and for five... Read more

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March 22, 2019 48 min

On this week's episode, after the tragic death of Milwaukee local, Sierra Robinson, who was a victim of human trafficking, and her 2 year old daughter Noelani, Jarrett and Melania discuss the Violent Reality of Human Trafficking. Because this topic is raw for all of us, this episode was recorded as a Facebook live video so that questions could be addressed in real time. This is a heavy topic. If you have any questions, pleas... Read more

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On this week's episode, Melania interviews Jarrett about the conference, Sheltered, that he recently attended. Hosted by the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, this conference and alliance has the mission of "improve competency, increase credibility, and become a collective voice for change." Wow, how powerful is that?!

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On this week's episode, Melania interviews Jarrett about the conference, Sheltered, that he recently attended. Hosted by the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, this conference and alliance has the mission of "improve competency, increase credibility, and become a collective voice for change." Wow, how powerful is that?! Jarrett unpacks the complexity of housing and parts of his vision for Exploit No More's aftercare home, Fre... Read more

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This week's episode is a fun one! Jarrett and Melania spend some time talking about the why behind The Elevated Chef and read off some of the comment cards from The Elevated Chef's Food Pop Up event that happened in January.

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On this week's podcast, Jarrett is joined by Exploit No More's most recent intern, Jordyn. Jordyn is a social work major at Alverno College, loves research and collecting knowledge, and seeks to make the world a better, brighter, place. 

Jarrett and Jordyn discuss how students can prepare for in a social work internship and how to make the most of it. If you're a student, whether high school or college, ch... Read more

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This week on the podcast, Melania is joined by the owner and co-founder of MKE Moms Blog, Sarah Kooiman. Sarah is a champion for the community of Milwaukee and has a unwavering passion for uniting mothers and families both online and offline. The two talk about motherhood, swap stories about their kids, and offer some insight on how intentional parenting can lead to human trafficking prevention.

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This week on the podcast, Melania is joined by the owner and co-founder of MKE Moms Blog, Sarah Kooiman. Sarah is a champion for the community of Milwaukee and has a unwavering passion for uniting mothers and families both online and offline. The two talk about motherhood, swap stories about their kids, and offer some insight on how intentional parenting can lead to human trafficking prevention. Previous Articles ENM Wrote with MKE... Read more

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Do you remember as a teenager, counting down the days until when you could finally get a job? Kids who have been victims of trafficking and youth at high risk of being trafficked have that same desire; there is dignity in work.

On this episode, Jarrett and Melania discuss how the Exploit No More workforce development program (The Elevated Chef) will provide job opportunities specifically for this population of youth.... Read more

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Welcome to Week Three of our December Series, focusing on who we are and what we do here at Exploit No More! This week, Jarrett and Melania talk about the intricacies of emergency aftercare response. 

Research study that Jarrett referenced: Milwaukee; "Mecca" for Sex Trafficking 
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Welcome to Week Two of our December series, focusing on who we are and what we do here at Exploit No More. On this week's episode, Jarrett and Melania talk about two of our awareness and prevention programs, Schools Against Trafficking and Churches Against Trafficking. These programs were created to be a resource for students, educators, parents, and congregations and to unite schools and churches nationwide. 

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December 5, 2018 29 min

We are excited to unpack Who We Are and What We Do during December! In this episode, Jarrett and Melania, Exploit No More's Executive Coordinator, discuss the impact and importance of the MKE Resource Hub which provides personal care items to at risk youth and those affected by human trafficking.

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November 20, 2018 39 min

What is happening with the home? Why isn't it open yet? These are common questions that we receive about opening our aftercare home to serve trafficking victims. In this podcast we cover six hurdles that we've faced to open the home. It has been a long journey and we are thrilled to continue to move forward!

Shout out to Feldco for supporting our mission! If yo... Read more

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"We are more than our stories. We are more than what happened to us." - Kristen Tebow

This will be one of the most insightful conversations that you will hear about aftercare! Join Emmy Myers, Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, along with Kristen Tebow, Executive Director of Youth Trust Project based in Kansas, as they discuss the needs that survivors have after coming out of the... Read more

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"The goal is to achieve long lasting recovery."

Join Emmy Myers, Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, along with Kristen Tebow, Executive Director of Youth Trust Project based in Kansas, as they discuss the needs that survivors have after coming out of the life of sex trafficking.

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In this episode Dr. Joy Ippolito, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, Division of Safety and Permanence with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, joins us to discuss how this division of government is working to help youth fight for freedom. 

Along with discussing the importance of prevention and aftercare for youth, Dr. Joy gives insight into what is happening around Wisconsin and how community... Read more

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September 25, 2018 34 min

"Human trafficking does not discriminate."

Those are the words from Emmy Myers, the Founder and Executive Director of Lacey's Hope Project, a survivor-led organization in Southeastern Wisconsin.

In this episode, Jarrett and Emmy spend time outside on a beautiful Wisconsin afternoon discussing some of the key components in sex trafficking; the traffickers, the victims, and the buyers. ... Read more

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