Kendleton Farms

By September 22, 2016June 7th, 2017Across the Street, Missions, News

Elijah Rising’s Kendleton Farms is a community for women recovering from human trafficking to heal and work for a time in order to reenter society. To make an impact, you may purchase a basket of individually bagged nuts that you can then sell in your place of business. You may buy a larger bag of nuts for your own enjoyment. And you may sign up to work at Kendleton Farms on Wednesdays and Saturdays to prepare the space for more women to have a safe place to recover.

Did you know that Houston ranks in the top 3 cities in the nation for human trafficking? Elijah Rising, a Houston based anti-trafficking organization, is proud to partner with Grace Presbyterian Church in its newest enterprise, Kendleton Farms. Kendleton Farms is a venue for churches of all denominations and demographics to join together in an aim to help end sexual exploitation.

Kendleton Farms is a journey of innovation which will result in a multifaceted social enterprise community on 84 acres in Kendleton, Texas. The facility will provide for at least 40 women and, eventually their children, who have survived sex trafficking or sexual exploitation. Here survivors will live, heal, work and re-enter society with work history, viable job skills, and start-up savings.

How can you help? Kendleton Farms needs a great deal of work to be livable. Some of the volunteer opportunities include cleaning, painting, decorating and gardening. No particular skill sets are needed – just a heart for preparing this property to provide a safe living environment for these precious women and children who have survived unutterable horrors in our city. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to one or more Wednesdays or Saturdays each month.

For more information about Elijah Rising and Kendleton Farms, click here. You can also visit Elijah Rising’s Facebook page.

For information on volunteering at Kendleton Farms, contact Bonnie Lomasney at 281-579-1810.