Press Conference Commemorating Signing of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
Keith Armwood, Superintendent Letot; Dr. HaeSung Han, Letot Clinical Coordinator; Dr. Terry Smith, Exec. Dir. of Dallas County Juvenile Dept.; Congressman Ted Poe; Amanda Jones, Leader & Mentor; Senator John Cornyn; Capt. Jeoff Williams, TX Dept. of Public Safety; Katie Pedigo, Exec. Dir. New Friends New Life; Texas State Representative Morgan Meyer; State Representative Tan Parker
On Monday, June 8, 2015, a press conference was held with New Friends New Life and Letot Girls’ Center at which Sen. John Cornyn
and Rep. Ted Poe
were present as sponsors and advocates for The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA). The bill will support anti-trafficking efforts by using money collected from traffickers and child predators to help start future shelter projects. Representatives from Letot Girls’ Center, the Dallas Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, participated along with Katie Pedigo, New Friends New Life executive director, and survivor leader, Amanda Jones.
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Circle of Friends Membership Drive
Each night, more than 400 girls and an untold number of women are trafficked on Dallas streets – and all of them hope for a life free from exploitation. Be part of the circle of friendship that surrounds these girls and women as they build new lives for themselves. Learn more about Circle of Friends
and renew your membership or join tod
Men’s Advocacy Group Holds First Meeting
The New Friends New Life Men’s Initiative held the inaugural meeting of the Men’s Advocacy Group Board of Directors on June 1 at Southern Methodist University. The nineteen founding board members launched this historic moment in the 18-year history of New Friends New Life with discussions that centered on New Friends New Life’s strategic vision and the important role the developing men’s advocacy group and auxiliary men’s organizations play in the vision’s realization. The board has a yearly objective which includes the campaign strategy for building the Men’s Advocacy Group
and structuring the “No Harm” Corporate Campaign.
Pictured from left to right, front row: Ken Bonzon, Chris Kleinert, Chairman, Michael Hurst, Richard Eiseman, Stephen Pryor, Back row: Bret Pedigo, Brad Cheves, Dr. Terrence Autry, Captain Jeoff Williams, Dr.? Vincent Parker, Dr. Clayton Oliphint, Russ Williams, Scott Wood, and Bill Morse, Not pictured: Mike Doocy, J.J. Gomez, Judge Harlin D. “Cooter” Hale, Jay McAuley, Dr. R. Gerald Turner
Children & Youth Tutors Needed for Summer
Looking for a way to give back to the community this summer? The New Friends New Life Children’s Program
requests primary subject tutors available to assist in any grade level on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in Dallas beginning June 11 or at any point after. This provides New Friends New Life children the chance to review or retain concepts from the previous year and when they are ready, explore the next grade level material. If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact Michelle Woody at email@example.com
. Thank you for considering how you can use your education and experience to bless the children of New Friends New Life!
Meet our July ENews Sponsor, Urban Mattress
New Friends New Life is pleased to introduce our newest community partner, Urban Mattress
. Urban Mattress selected New Friends New Life as one of its community agencies that receives 2% from select sales!
When asked what makes Urban Mattress unique, store owner Marshall McCarroll, referenced their core values: justice, mercy and humility. “We give back. We believe it is right to give back to our community, so we have a handful of local charities to which customers can choose to designate 2% of their purchase.”
Monthly Prayer Focus
Scripture Reading: Psalm 72:12-14
Each month, New Friends New Life selects one area of programming to focus on through prayer. This June, we will be committing our time and energy to pray about the Second Chance Jobs program. Specifically, we are asking for corporate and non-profit partners to offer part- or full-time internships or jobs to trafficking survivors so that they obtain livable wage employment to support themselves and their families. We are praying that God would be near to each woman and her family, make Himself known to them, bring them healing and comfort, grant wisdom and courage to each woman and staff member, and provide through sustainable employment.
Will you join us?