Shield Bearer received a visit from Texas-10 U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul, in January. Leadership from Shield Bearer participated in a roundtable discussion with McCaul focused on prevention programs and complex trauma recovery counseling services for human trafficking survivors.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with local organizations that provide a frontline response to this tragedy, supporting families and local communities,” stated Congressman McCaul.
Shield Bearer Executive Director Roy Wooten shared, “It is evident that Congressman McCaul cares deeply about what is happening in terms of human trafficking in Houston and throughout the United States. We appreciated the opportunity to share the work that Shield Bearer and our partner ministries are doing to help human trafficking survivors heal and thrive.”
Congressman McCaul has authored or coauthored five key pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking, including the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017 and the Frederick Douglass Victims Prevention and Protection Act. He urges the community “to stand up against human trafficking, uphold human rights, and prevent individuals from becoming victims of this heinous crime. Human trafficking is a deplorable human rights violation and it is unacceptable to allow this exploitation of the vulnerable continue.”
For more information about human trafficking prevention and recovery or additional programs and services offered at local non-profit Shield Bearer, visit shieldbearer.org, call (281) 894-7222, or attend a free Community Breakfast the first Tuesday of each month at 12340 Jones Rd Ste 290, Houston, TX 77070.