See how members of our community are using their hands and feet to join Lighthouse for Life in standing against human trafficking in South Carolina.
"I am Alexis W. Scurry, I serve as the Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator for Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (RCCASA) in Columbia, SC. My duties include managing the Richland County Anti Human Trafficking (RCAHT) Task Force and advocating as the Guardian ad Litem for human trafficking victims in DSS custody from Richland County. I have six years of experience in coalition building, sustainability, community engagement and child abuse and neglect. RCCASA received the 2018 Promising Practices Award from National CASA for our innovative work in the field of human trafficking. I was honored to accept the award on RCCASA’s behalf. I matriculated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Youth Issues. Passionate about helping others and becoming a change agent, I enrolled and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s Masters of Social Work Program with support of my wonderful husband, Embre.
I believe it is important to fight human trafficking because every individual should be treated with dignity, respect and integrity. All of God’s children are fearfully and wonderfully made; therefore, they should not be preyed upon or exploited. I know it is my divine purpose to make a difference, fight for change and advocate for the most vulnerable population.
RCAHT Task Force is an active group of diverse individuals who are fighting to end human trafficking in Richland County. Through a united community effort, RCAHT Task Force relentlessly pursues human traffickers and buyers, prevents human trafficking through increasing community awareness, advocates for laws to end human trafficking in Richland County, and protects and supports all survivors. Our core priorities are Law Enforcement, Education & Awareness, Survivor Support and Legislation and Advocacy. We would love for you to join us at our next meeting on November 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at 2500 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC.
It is truly a pleasure and honor to partner with Lighthouse for Life. We partner through diverse efforts with a hope of ending human trafficking by increasing awareness of this horrendous crime. We wouldn’t be able to educate the community without Lighthouse for Life as they provide us with printed materials to distribute during community events. RCAHT Task Force and RCCASA can depend on L4L for support when planning community events, volunteering and so much more! We look forward to continuing our partnership with L4L as we begin the planning phases of program implementation into Richland County Schools."
3 EXCITING EVENTS
October 20 - Living Real Fall Conference - 9AM - 3PM
Cost: $25 - covers the conference, morning coffee, and lunch
November 10 - Holiday Market - 10 AM - 2PM
Some of our featured vendors include: Adams Apple Eatables, Simply Fun, The Peanut Man, Demure, Kristin's Kitchen, Just For You By Lu, Apothecary Soap Co , Southern Blu, Grey Linen Shop, Olive & Eve Boutique, The Classy Cruet and many more.
A complete list can be found on the Events Page.
November 11 - Yoga Fundraiser - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to go towards Lighthouse for Life
Register: www.cityyogasc.com or 803.799.5400
As of October 8, 2018, we officially have our contract with DSS! This means that after 4 years, the ball is now completely in our court as to when we'll accept our first resident into our Karis Home program.
Thank you to each of you for your prayers, support, patience, and encouragement during this whole process! It has, and continues to mean the world to us.
We are currently working to finish hiring and training our staff for Karis Home. Once this is complete we look forward to welcoming our first resident.
On November 5, Lighthouse for Life will have the honor of presenting at the State Law Enforcement Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We are so excited to have the opportunity to serve these servant leaders who risk their lives daily to keep us safe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” I believe this quote accurately sums up the true meaning and value of the work of Law Enforcement as well as First Responders. These courageous people work tough jobs, long hours and are often working the behind the scenes. Their jobs are not easy yet they persist. Lighthouse for Life would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who serve in these perilous jobs. We will never stop human trafficking without you. We support you. We believe in you and we appreciate you. Thank you all for your service.
CEO of Lighthouse for Life
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This month we are honored to spotlight the members of the Minnie Shull Circle from Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church located at 3050 Leaphart Rd. West Columiba, SC. These ladies have faithfully supported us with their prayers and finances for 1 year already. Thank you so much ladies for your sacrifice and support!
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