Design Studio participants learn and grow in an environment filled with fun!
Encouraging (and might I say, incredibly patient) mentors invest many hours coming along side the girls who attend weekly workshops. Even with the chaos of construction beneath their soles, they manage to put on their happy feet and attitudes.
Design Studio Mentors Attend Hands of Hope Training
Volunteer mentors from the Adorned in Grace Design Studio attended a two-day mentoring workshop sponsored by Abolition Now. What a blessing and special time we had coming together to learn how we can best minister to the at-risk girls living in our own neighborhoods as well as those coming out of the life of sexual exploitation.
Eleven volunteers plus 5 speakers made this a successful event. Approximately 40 women and 5 men attended from 15 churches and anti-trafficking organizations.
Hands of Hope Mentoring Vision: A loving and caring team of Christian women who will walk beside, encourage, and mentor at-risk youth, sex-trafficked survivors and other young women. The Hands of Hope Mentoring consists of Christian women from local churches who are united to serve the vulnerable in our community. Mentors are certified according to the guidelines, training, commitment agreement, faith and mission of Abolition Now.
Workshop speakers presented:
Gary and Linda Tribbett- Uniting the Body of Christ to serve our community.
Kristin Lumm-Williams, Lifeworks NW – Mental Health of traumatized/abused victims
Rebecca Bender, Survivor, Author, Speaker, Advocate for anti-trafficking - Mentoring a survivor
Janice Beeghly-Staying spiritually healthy as a mentor
Comments from participants included: “This exceeds the professionalism and cohesiveness of most conferences I’ve attended for my work. Amazing job!”
“I really like the idea of area churches pulling together in their neighborhoods to host events to those at risk-like the Dress for Freedom type of events, several in different neighborhoods throughout the year.”
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Director of Adorned in Grace