Build a Design Studio to Prevent Human Trafficking

by Compassion Connect
Aug 8, 2012

Tons of Help Provided to make space look beautiful

Agape Blitz service
Agape Blitz service

Hi, Friends! 

We have much to celebrate at the Design Studio as we prepare for next steps! Praise be to God for many things, including but not limited to:

  • Cross-continent Engineering added 1,247 sf of donated office and training space upstairs for the work of Compassion Connect and Adorned in Grace (in addition to the original 2,400 sf downstairs)
  • The damage from the recent fire was minimal (more below)
  • The upstairs offices and training room are carpeted, furnished and equipped!
  • A large supply of dresses are on-site and ready to inspire future designers
  • Workshops and events have been fruitful and blessed
  • Neighborhood girls are eagerly awaiting regularly scheduled sessions

In order to advance the work with the girls and complete permitting and construction on the remaining 2,400 sf, we need your help.

1. Advance the outreach using our existing facilities
  • A second team of seamstresses, mentors and prayer warriors are needed to work with up to 8 at-risk girls using the upstairs training room 
  • A team is needed to facilitate the next Adopt-a-Dress event
  • Please let me know if you are interested in attending the next planning meeting
2. Complete permits for construction on the basement

This is obviously spiritual warfare.  Much prayer is needed to successfully navigate the City of Portland permitting requirements that would allow us to use the downstairs to bring hope and healthy relationships to at-risk girls. It's no surprise that while driving to the donated site, we pass a half dozen strip clubs who have secured building permits, allowing the victimization of young girls.

  • Please pray for a civil or structural engineer who can help us assess the structural requirements in order to comply with City commercial codes
  • Pray for a CAD technician who can submit the requested drawings 

A fire broke out early yesterday after two homeless people accidentally ignited wood chips in the flower bed. Fortunately, CC staff arrived before  a lot of damage was done but a small section of siding needs to be repaired or replaced. Also flood lights need to be installed around the exterior to deter camping guests. Needed:
  • Someone to repair or replace the damaged vinyl siding (or funds to gift it done.)
  • An electrician to help put up outside flood lights. This will be especially important as we have more girls visit the studio in the coming months. We have a budget for supplies and fixtures but desperately need expertise. 

Thank you again for your prayers, encouragement, partnership and support. The Adorned in Grace Design Studio Team couldn't do this without you!
Last please check out the new collaborative Abolition Now website that is part of Compassion Connect.


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Compassion Connect

Location: Gresham, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Compassion Connect
Project Leader:
Linda Tribbett
Director of Adorned in Grace
Fairview, Oregon United States

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