March 11, 2014 – “Governor Jindal announced human trafficking legislation that will ensure criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that victims of human trafficking are identified and protected.” Eden House Executive Director, Kara Van de Carr, and Resident Director, Clemmie Greenlee participated in a Press Conference announcing new legislation that would stregthen laws to fight human trafficking in Louisiana. The Governor concluded the Press Conference, remarking, “The real hero today is Clemmie.” To read the Governor’s press release visit here.
Eden House‘s Executive Director, Kara Van de Carr, was interviewed by Katie Couric, on January 30th about human trafficking and the Super Bowl. Huge thank you to the Katie Couric Show and to all who tuned into Katie – if you were not able to see the show, check out the interview here!
All tours are Wednesdays at 11am. Please RSVP and direct questions to email@example.com. More to be announced! Or contact us to schedule a tour! Upcoming tours:
- Wednesday, March 26, 11 am
- Wednesday, April 9, 11 am
- Wednesday, April 23, 11 am
- Wednesday, May 7, 11 am
January 2014 - Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month? Take a look at President Barack Obama’s proclamation regarding the actions that must be taken nationally and internationally to combat modern day slavery.
“This talk with the two ladies managing the program at Eden House, and certainly our experience there with them and those they’re literally saving, was the most powerful and moving appointment of this entire project. All three IV’s (international visitors) were emphatic about this. It was a very bold move to send our group to this home knowing ahead of time the gut-wrenching issues (sex trafficking, prostitution, etc) and real-life efforts transpiring there daily, but it was absolutely relevant and transformative for these IV’s. In fact, they kept repeating to me how they could not believe the U.S. State Dept would be this honest and open in revealing the dark side within our country. I believe they recognized this transparency is a small part of resolving the issues eventually.” — response from a delegation from Bosnia-Herzegovina on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program