On Friday, 10/27/17 Stand with Harvey Survivors as we begin the healing process of restoration. Your sponsorship gift will offer hope to displaced and distraught children & adults.

The stories we’ve heard from our staff and their own loved ones are horrific. Stories of people being stranded on roof tops for more than 10 hours, others hearing the screams and pounding of trapped coworkers & neighbors until there was silence, and catastrophic losses of all property & employment.

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“Our family went on a spring break trip to Southern California. My daughter was targeted by a human trafficking ring on the plane ride to Los Angeles. They began the luring process while we were in California. She even vanished at one point on the trip, right off Hollywood Blvd. Later, investigators theorize she was lured away and drugged. 

We are still not sure how she escaped, she is still unwilling to talk about it. It wasn’t until we returned back home to Texas that I discovered that she was a potential victim of human trafficking. The human traffickers had put a young “French model” on the job of luring her. I spent countless hours researching and investigating on my own to try to compile enough evidence to present to my daughter. I needed to show her that the French guy was not who he said he was. I made several calls to human trafficking hotlines and human trafficking nonprofit groups. None offered any real support. Law enforcement wasn’t much help at that point either. The FBI even told me it just sounded as if I didn’t approve of my daughter’s new boyfriend!

 I went to my regular counseling session at Innovative Alternatives and relayed my current dilemma concerning my daughter to my counselor, Sharon Bayus. She and the office staff sprang into action immediately and offered more help and support than I had received from the countless “help lines” I had contacted in the days prior. 

Together, we were able to convince my daughter she was in danger and saved her from becoming a victim. I do not know that my daughter would still be with us today had Innovative Alternatives not stepped up and helped. I am so grateful for everyone who helped. These people truly have a passion to make a difference and change lives. When my daughter gets ready to talk about what happened to her, IA also has a ‘Victim Assistance Counseling Program’ that will provide free services to her to help her heal emotionally from whatever she has been through, but at least it is not the nightmare it could have become!”

Christina

IA Client

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Resolve virtually any conflict or dispute through the process of mediation. Because mediation is non-adversarial, it allows for all parties involved to achieve a ‘win-win’ outcome. Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court, and the style of mediation IA mediators are trained in will contribute to stabilizing the crisis, and can lead to reconciliation and preservation of both families and work cultures.

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Bridge the gaps and allow both leadership and employees to bring company culture to life! Our interactive and engaging workshops & conferences address workplace topics such as Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture, Internal Communications, Team Building, Leadership Development, Avoiding Burn-Out, and other specialty topics such as collaborative approaches to Elder Abuse, Boundaries, Attachment Styles of Parenting, and many more. IA has training sites in multiple locations, or we can bring our trainers to your preferred training location. 

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Thank you to our generous Totally Texan Hurricane Harvey Recovery Sponsors!

Sharon Bayus is the founder, President and CEO of Innovative Alternatives, Inc., a nonprofit agency that serves our community through mediation and counseling programs.

Sharon Bayus

CEO, IA, Inc.

Do you want to change the world one hurting heart at a time?

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Innovative Alternatives, Inc.

1335 Regents Park Dr #240, Houston, TX 77058

713-222-2525

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Barker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
6500 Rookin
Houston, TX 77074
(713)-273-3701

Conversando Entre Amigas

Conversando Entre Amigas
7037 Capitol Street
Houston, TX 77011
(832) 395-3437

Community Family Centers

Community Family Centers
7524 Avenue E
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 923-2316

Baytown Police Department

Baytown Police Department
3200 North Main Street
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 422-8371

Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center

Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504
(713)-944-9186

Project Joy and Hope & Bayshore Towers

Project Joy and Hope & Bayshore Towers
3215 Tulip Street
Pasadena, TX 77504
(832) 779-9499

Bay Area Turning Point

Bay Area Turning Point
210 South Walnut Street
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Lighthouse Christian Ministries
800 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX 77518
(281) 339-3033

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
712 5th Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590
(713) 526-4611

The Children's Center

The Children’s Center
2127 Avenue M
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 621-1228

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