Hope Initiative Backpack Outreach
Friday, February 28th will be our next Hope backpack outreach. We go out into our local communities bringing hope, love, & encouragement, specifically reaching out to women on the streets. If you would like to join us for this outreach, please DM or leave a message @ 209-747-5510. We are also collecting toiletries & $5 food gift cards. You can drop off donations anytime @ Inspire Coffee during normal business hours. You can also sponsor a backpack for $15 each by notating "Backpack Sponsor" via PayPal in the remarks section.
Trafficking Panel & Book Signing with Survivor Leader Rebecca Bender & Local Leaders
Hope Initiative is proud to present a free and open to the public evening with a panel of experts in the field of human trafficking. Rebecca Bender is the CEO & Founder, RBI, Survivor Leader and Author of In Pursuit of Love. Rebecca thought she found her fairytale when she moved to Las Vegas with her boyfriend, but her dream became her nightmare when her boyfriend became her pimp at the age of 19. Trapped in a life of chaos, coerced into prostitution, abused and controlled by her trafficker, Rebecca was forced into sex trafficking for nearly six years. Rebecca will have her recently released book, "In Pursuit of Love" available for purchase.
We are also proud to annouce we have Suzanne Schultz joining us this evening. She is the Family Crimes Coordinator with the San Joaquin County District Attorneys Office and also the Director of the San Joaquin Family Justice Center. She has been on the frontlines of fighting trafficking right here in San Joaquin County for many years. Melissa Hermann, Founder of Emerge Counseling & Consulting will also be joining us on the panel. She has over 19 years of experience working with non-profits, children-at-risk, and victims of trafficking & trauma.
This is an oppportunity to get upclose with this panel of experts in the field of human trafficking. You will have the opportunity to hear Rebecca Bender's story, pick up a copy of her book "In Pursuit of Love", & see how you can get involved in the fight to end trafficking right here in the Central Valley.
This is a FREE event but due to limited seating, you must register through Eventbrite through the link below:
Breaking Free Group Study
We are passionate about seeing women walk in health, wholeness, & freedom! We are excited to announce beginning in October 2019 we are launching a FREE 11 week Faith Based study titled Breaking Free by Beth Moore! This group will be specifically for women who have experienced trauma & abuse. We want women to know they are not alone & there is a safe place to begin the healing journey! This will be a small group of not more than 10 women. The first 10 women to RSVP via DM will have a spot reserved. There is Hope!
New enrollments in this class are currently closed! If you would like to sign up for the next group launching early 2020, please DM us.