Project Moses is a mission founded by parishioners to highlight the truths of human trafficking and share the Light of Christ with its survivors.
This ministry focuses on the scourge of human trafficking in our community through education and awareness, advocacy with legislators and law enforcement, and partnerships with many agencies working on the rights and rehabilitation of the many victims of this crime.
Recent Events and Upcoming Opportunities
More Volunteer Opportunites:
Monthly Meal Drop-off: Monthly meals provided for trafficking survivors and their families – For more information, please contact Project Moses.
Women in the sex industry experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at rates equivalent to veterans of combat war.
2022 Year in Review
- Fighting For Freedom: Understanding Sex Trafficking – Community panel discussion and reception hosted by Project Moses and Saint Michael and All Angels
- Human trafficking interview with the Dallas Morning News Editorial Review Board to further our reach in the community
- Artifacts of Human Trafficking interactive art exhibit displayed at Saint Michael and All Angels
- Food, clothing, and personal care items collected and distributed to 5 local safe house partners of Project Moses. Recipients were Poiema, Refuge City, Restored Hope Ministries, Rescue Her, and Traffic911.
- A Dallas area Bus excursion was hosted by Project Moses to help illustrate the signs of trafficking in our own community. The guided tour was facilitated by our partners, New Friends New Life.
- A donation of $5000 was awarded to the Poiema Foundation for expansion of their safe house. Project Moses supports the addition of residential facilities in our community to help with the long-term care required by survivors to treat their trauma.
- Project Moses members and contributing patrons prepared the Project Moses Suite at Restored Hope Ministries for Rebecca and her family, new tenants in our sponsored apartment
- Project Moses extends our ministry to include another Parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. St. Philip’s in Frisco starts their own Project Moses ministry under the guidance of The Rev. Audrey Sutton
- In 2022, Project Moses initiated the Project Moses Ambassador Program. Ministry volunteers were selected to be the primary liaison between us and our partner agencies. This program enhances communication and helps us to better understand the needs of trafficking survivors being administered to in our community.
- A Project Moses Scholarship Program was also started in 2022. As survivors work to integrate themselves back into society, a primary need is education. Our program’s goal is to provide aid for these educational aspirations. Our program targets those ancillary expenses that become barriers to education such as books, transportation, and school materials.
- Meals were delivered monthly to survivors and their families as they attended sessions to aid in their rehabilitation. This included a Christmas celebration dinner for the participating members at New Friends New Life.
- Project Moses supported a survivor, Samantha, and her daughter who directly contacted our ministry through our SMAA webpage. Clothes, household items, and food were provided by the ministry in addition to referring her to our partner agencies for trauma care. This is significant because a google search for church assistance for trafficking survivors led to Project Moses.
- Project Moses awarded a $5000 grant to Treasured Vessels for their new transitional home expansion. Project Moses will be recognized on a room in this new facility. Residential rooms with multi-faceted services represent a primary need in our community for survivor care.
- Facilitated by the Project Moses Ambassador corps, $6000 was donated for Holiday gifts to survivors and their families served by our partner agencies
- Orchestrated by Howard and Ellen Templin, Project Moses was selected by the Rotary Clubs of the Region to provide support for the survivors of human trafficking. These contributions by the many Rotary organizations in the area will help Project Moses to sustain our mission of highlighting the truths of human trafficking and sharing the light of Christ with its survivors.
- 2 scholarship applications were received and granted this year to exploited women. A total of $3444 was provided for items such as tuition, books, med tech scrubs, a computer, and various school materials.
Project Moses 2021
To support our 3 focus areas, the following activities were highlights of our ministry in 2021:
- Trauma Informed Care training by Rebecca Jowers, Founder of the Poiema Foundation
- Review of Texas Child Sex Trafficking Team by Dr. Tomi Grover, Office of the Governor
- North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking by Chad Frymire, President
- NTCAHT Survivor Scholarship Program – by Joy Brooks, Prayer For Freedom Founder
- Formation of Project Moses Gifts Committee led by Melissa Hensarling
- $13,619 in gifts provided to local survivors of human trafficking
- $28,505 received by Project Moses to support our activities fighting human trafficking
- Formation of Project Moses Communications and Public Relations Committee led by Keith Nix
- Project Moses accepted as GRACE members - Governor’s Response Against Child Exploitation
- 360 Survivor Meals Delivered, led by Sheryl Wylie, Sissy Massad, and Nancy Somodevilla
- 75 bags of Shelf Stable Meals/Snacks Collected, Assembled & Distributed
- Project Moses was recognized by the Children At Risk organization with their “Speaking Up + Speaking Out” Award
- Participation in the “R.E.A.L. Friends Don’t” Press Conference – An Education Program of the Office of the Texas Governor and the McCain Institute
Project Moses: The Ministry Has Come Full Circle by Mark and Terry Demler
Fighting for Freedom: Understanding Sex Trafficking | Watch the Recorded Panel Discussion
Everyone can play a role in the fight against human trafficking. Watch the recorded panel discussion to learn what is currently being done in our state and how you can play a role in this fight!
In October 2018, Project Moses presented a free community event, sponsored by Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, that brought together national, regional, and local experts in the field of human trafficking to provide information on research, law enforcement, and legislative fronts. A panel of human trafficking survivors was provided, offering a unique perspective into this horrific crime and the individual and community trauma caused by its existence.