Training and equipping mentors within the Church to offer safety, HOPE, and healing from abuse, including sexual exploitation.
Our Vision is to educate, train, and empower the Faith Community. We envision Trauma Informed churches and organizations in every community, trained and equipped to respond with compassion to the abused and exploited. God is rising up His Church and we are seeing people healed and set free, experiencing God's redeeming love and restoration.
The Mentor Support Collaborative is an LLC Oregon benefit company with a trauma informed leadership team, committed to making a difference in the lives of those who have experienced abuse and complex trauma. Our focus is to train mentors how to embrace complex trauma survivors where they are and walk alongside them through their healing journey, experiencing the unconditional love of Jesus.
We offer faith based training for a compassionate response to abuse and other forms of trauma. We've designed a program to educate and equip the body of Christ for this work. We teach best practices, trauma informed care, and how to develop both a survivor and mentor support team to ensure sustainability and long term success. All training sessions are taught by trauma informed professionals with first hand experience working with survivors, who have done their own work of healing first, which is critical before engaging in anti-trafficking efforts.
Collaboration is essential as we work to restore wholeness to survivors because the Church cannot meet all of their needs. Therefore, as part of our training, law enforcement officials and trauma informed community partners teach about their role, services, and resources available to survivors. Because of this unique partnership with our local sex trafficking unit, the MSC then refers trained mentors to help survivors with resources and their healing journey. This creates a strong caring community and wrap-around support team for survivors, mentors, law enforcement, and other community partners.
Ministry Set-Up : We desire to see the body of Christ thrive after completing the training series, therefore we provide the tools, materials, protocols, procedures, and help to establish a Survivor Support Ministry within a church or organization, creating a strong, caring community.
A Caring Community and Ongoing Support: We want to develop a culture of community where we encourage and empower one another while doing this work together. Ongoing mentor trainings and support group opportunities are available once an individual or team receives the Mentor Support Collaborative Training Certificate of Completion. We also provide support to the trauma informed counselors who work with survivors daily.
Together we offer Hope and Healing!