Reflection Ministries was formed in September 2016 in order to establish an emergency assessment center with second stage homes and aftercare programs designed to walk a journey of healing with sex trafficking victims for up to four years in a therapeutic setting. After this four-year period, the goal is for them to live in a supportive community outside of our program.
Understanding it takes a community to journey with people through tragedy, loss and healing. The team has spent two years working with local organizations, business owners and citizens of the city to form agreements to provide wraparound holistic rehabilitative programs to meet the multiple needs of these victims.
The Reflection team has traveled extensively in Texas and the United States building relationships with organizations and forming bonds with agencies providing restorative programs. We have learned from them. Additionally, we have attended numerous training conferences to equip ourselves to work with victims that are trapped in the horrific life of trafficking and the complex trauma that engulfs their lives.
The goal of Reflection Ministries is to invest and walk the journey of healing and restoration with these individuals for at least four years. Victims have experienced so much uncertainty, change, movement, abandonment and violence in their daily lives. We would like to provide stability, safety, healing opportunities, and most importantly God’s love and grace.
RECOGNITION OF EXEMPTION FROM INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:
501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization (Established May 8, 2017) Reflection Ministries, Inc. Shall conduct any and all activities deemed necessary and proper by the Board of Directors consistent with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Texas. Said activities shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) The provision of immediate and long-term freedom for adult victims of sex trafficking, or of any form of commercial sexual exploitation, through protective housing, health services, counseling, identity recovery, education and job skills assessment and the development of life skills necessary for reintegration into a non-victim community; and
(b) The increase of public awareness of the danger signs and prevention of sexual exploitation and trafficking through the development of age appropriate educational curricula and programs for children in elementary and secondary schools as well as for educators, youth workers, counselors, and pastors.