Texas Gulf Coast Gala

October 5, 2023  |  Location to be determined  |  Save the date for our 3rd Annual Gala! Check back often as additional details become available. WHEN October 5th, 2023 WHERE To Be Determined Check back as more details become available.

Experts Illuminate Sex Trafficking Risks In Pittsburgh

On October 11, 2022 over 150 people gathered in East Liberty to hear a panel of experts discuss sex trafficking in Western Pennsylvania. The panel included FBI Pittsburgh, City of Pittsburgh Law Enforcement, PAAR, Child Trafficking Investigator, Trauma Therapist, and a Trafficking Survivor. The event was hosted by Refuge for Women Pittsburgh and Familylinks, Inc., an organization […]

Pittsburgh Refuge for Women to Launch Emergency Home

Recent headlines in Pittsburgh have highlighted the crucial need for emergency housing and the intensive trauma care needed by sex trafficking survivors. When an intensive investigation ended a sex trafficking scheme, the Western District of PA U.S. Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Taskforce reached out to Theresa Golden, executive director of the soon-to-be-launched Refuge for Women […]

Beyond Expectations

When the SoCal ladies rallied together to put in a request for a day trip to Hollywood, we were impressed by their initiative and teamwork. We were excited with them to have a day of adventure and fun. What we didn’t realize though was how God would show up for us there and how the […]

Rocco’s Story, Part Two: Putting Together the Pieces

Back within his calling with personal experiences cultivating a deep fire for the cause, Rocco Magnelli was rescuing women and children from trafficking situations on a daily basis. As a victim advocate, he committed to staying in the victim’s life and doing whatever he could to help them heal from their trauma and find a […]

M’s Story: Big Dreams Inspired by a Big God

From a young age, “M” has known the heartache of separation from those she loved. Her story begins in the Philippines where she lived with her mother and siblings. At the age of eight, she and two younger siblings were placed in an orphanage in Manilla. And that’s where she found Jesus and began her […]

Elizabeth Echevarria

Living in Liberty was founded in 2012 by Elizabeth Echevarria to restore dignity, freedom, and a new life to victims of commercial sexual exploitation by creating a safe, secure, loving, and nurturing community where healing occurs and a new life begins. Elizabeth is an amazing warrior with a servant’s heart. She became interested in the […]

The Asservo Project: Combating Trafficking with a Modern and Global Perspective

Human trafficking is one of the darkest and most complex issues facing our world today, and a complex issue requires a multifaceted approach to fully address it. At Refuge for Women Pittsburgh, we would like to acknowledge and honor the organizations who are working diligently to help women in need by utilizing unique perspectives and […]