Join the fun and raise money for a great cause at the same time!
Location: Cook Park -17005 SW 92nd Avenue, Tigard, OR
Directions: Cook Park is located near the High School in Tigard. For directions to the park, click here. The start and finish line will be at Shelter #2 in Cook Park, which is the largest covered shelter, located South of the large playground and East of Baseball field #2.
Children: (17 & under): $25.00
Team Discount: Build a team today! For every 9 runners, the 10th one is free!!!! Color Run: White t-shirt provided with registration
Awards: Metals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in adult (18 up) and youth (17 and under) categories.
Breakfast Following: Join us for a breakfast after the race!
Packet Pick up: Packet pickup will be the morning of the race from 7am-8:30am.
Parking: There should be plenty of parking at Cook Park. Look for Freedom Calling 5k Run signs.
Restrooms: There will be flushing restrooms right next to the Start/Finish area at Shelter #2 in Cook Park. There are also several other flushing restroom facilities throughout the park.
Volunteers are needed. Contact us or Freedom Calling if interested in helping. Registration is open now. Visit: freedom-calling.org
Survivor Support Ministry Roles, Gifts Placement, and Celebration Luncheon!
This time together is focused meeting with each participant individually, getting to know gifts, strengths, and the roles of the Survivor Support Ministry. Each member completes a Gifts, Strengths and Social Style test.
This training gives participants a very good understanding of what the roles of the ministry are, what their gifting is, and where God is calling them to serve.
We'll also take this time to celebrate those who have completed all of the Mentor Support Collaborative Training and award the MSC Certificates.
Registration Cost: $20 - Includes coffee, tea, snacks, lunch, interview, assessments, tests, handouts, and MSC Training Certificate of Completion.
Practical Application of Mentoring
Registration Cost: $30 - Includes coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, materials, speaker and survivor honorariums.
*Pre-requisite for this training: completion of Mending The Soul small group and previous MSC training sessions.
Please email us for the code to register for this training.
SPEAKERS: Jeri Moomaw, Angela Miller, Darlene Domenigoni,
Survivor Panel: Andrea Benson, Christina Causey, Robin Miller, Leanne Ishibashi
This is critical training learning how to work effectively with survivors through the Healing Journey. We'll learn: The mentor role, Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Setting Boundaries, Dealing with difficult situations, How to create a wrap around survivor support team, working in unity with one another, and collaboratively with community partners. This session is co-led by healthy and trauma informed Survivor-Leaders and Mentors with first hand knowledge who have many years of experience walking alongside survivors through each phase of healing, ultimately leading them to find true healing, freedom, and restoration.
This session is co-led by healthy and trauma informed Survivor-Leaders and Mentors with first hand knowledge and have been successfully walking alongside survivors through each phase of healing, ultimately leading them to find true healing, freedom, and restoration.
Jeri Moomaw: Executive Director, Innovations HTC, National trainer for U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, OTIP (Office on Trafficking In Persons), U.S. Dept. of Justice, and Homeland Security. Creator of "Survivor Voices" program. Jeri holds an A.A. degree in Social work as well as certifications in advocacy, CAASE, motivational interviewing, Healing Arts and Deceptions. She is a recognized subject matter expert on gangs, human trafficking and violence against women in Tribal communities, and is often called upon to be an expert witness in trials. Most recently, Jeri has been appointed to the Washington State and Thurston County human trafficking task forces. A powerful trainer and keynote speaker, Jeri not only shares her compelling story of exploitation from a survivor’s perspective. She focuses on gaps, system failures and missed opportunities to identify, how to enhance screening and response protocols and how to respond in a culturally appropriate manner. Jeri currently lives in Olympia, Washington with her husband Alan and enjoys kayaking. She is also an accomplished Native beadwork artist.
Angela Miller: Former Assistant Dean of Women, Portland Bible College, Former Youth Pastor, Survivor Support Ministry Leader, City Bible Church. Angie has been mentoring youth and young adults for almost 3 decades with a focus on helping sexually abused and traumatized people find true healing, freedom, and restoration. In more recent years, she has felt called to focus specifically on women who have been trapped in the life of trafficking. She dedicates most of her free time working with the Mentor Support Collaborative, training others and helping survivors heal through the Survivor Support Ministry of City Bible Church. She is also on the worship team at CBC, where she takes that same passion into leading worship and supporting the worship team for its ultimate end- to enable people to draw closer to God. Married to her husband Rich for 30 years, her pride and joy are her two sons, daughter-in-law, and new grandson- who has her wrapped around his little finger.
Darlene Domenigoni: Mentor Support Collaborative Director, Bridging the Gap Advisory Board, Good Shepherd Community Impact Leadership Team and Survivor Support Ministry Leader. Darlene has been married to Mark for almost 30 years and they have two children, one daughter in law, and one adorable 4 month old granddaughter. Darlene has served as Women's Ministry Director and in church administration for the last 17 years. Sickened by sex trafficking, Darlene helped start a Human Trafficking Prayer and Awareness ministry within her church. In 2013, the sergeant of the HT Task Force called Darlene to help a young lady who had just been rescued from a trafficking situation. This survivor's rescue led to developing a mentoring ministry to help women navigate life as they walk through their healing journey. Serving Jesus and seeing women healed and set free is Darlene’s passion and what motivates her.
Darlene’s focus now is training and equipping churches to be trauma informed and challenging them to rise up to address the difficult issues that are plaguing our younger generation, especially abuse, pornogrpahy, and sexual exploitation. A dream would be to see a Survivor Support Ministry in every church and faith-based organization, locally and globally. Darlene also helped create Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit in partnership with the Portland Police, which members received a City of Portland Police Bureau commendation medal for in 2015.
Survivor Leader Leanne Ishibashi: A successful business owner, wife, and mom to 3 beautiful daughters, Leanne draws her strength from God's redeeming grace and many years of therapy and Mending the Soul healing. Leanne is a survivor of every form of abuse and exploitation. She shares powerful and real insight stemming from her many years of street life and personal pain as well as the women she has had the privilege to mentor. God is using Leanne's story of abuse and pain to bring healing to many others.
Survivor Leader Andrea Benson: Andrea grew up in a Christian home and is a college graduate, but her story is typical of how girls looking for love and attention get lured into the life of sex-trafficking. After finally leaving that lifestyle, she was connected to trained Christian mentors who have walked alongside helping her through an incredible healing journey. She has taken her healing process serious by going through multiple healing curriculums, trauma informed counseling, and neurofeedback therapy, which she attributes to the relief from anxiety and PTSD. She says having a mentor has played a critical role in her healing journey.
Some of Andrea’s anti-trafficking efforts include being a part of the U.S.Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign and an active member of the Northwest Family Services’ Sex Trafficking Advisory Committee. She’s been featured in Educational Campaigns, Public Service Announcements, and several local media broadcasts. Andrea has also been a keynote speaker for several organizations including the NW Baptist Women’s Convention and several churches. She has now re-committed her life to Jesus and helping others understand sexual exploitation. God is using her story of pain and redemption to give hope to others. Andrea has renewed her commitment to Jesus when she was baptized in August 2017.
Survivor Leader Robin Miller: Robin is a case manager with Janus Youth Programs in Vancouver, WA where she provides direct service to commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth, between the ages of 12-24. Before coming to Janus, Ms. Miller was the case manager and mentor at the New Options for Women Program with LifeWorks NW. There, Robin worked with adult women who experienced commercial sexual exploitation, connecting them to community resources and providing peer support and advocacy. Ms. Miller regularly presents to a variety of audiences on the issues of commercial sexual exploitation, including buyers enrolled through Multnomah County and LifeWorks NW, Sex Buyers Accountability and Diversion class (“John” School), national conferences, faith based communities, high school faculty, student bodies, and other social service providers. Ms. Miller also serves on the board for EPIK (Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids). Robin has her BS in Social Science from Portland State University. She was born and raised in Vancouver, WA.
Survivor Leader Christina Causey: Christina has been an overcomer from birth. Christina’s mom was a 13 year old sexually exploited child, whose mother (Christina’s grandmother) was also prostituted. Christina was continuously moved from place to place only to experience really bad, hateful, and traumatic evil things. Being a biracial and abandoned child in foster care was extremely tough and created a long term desire of needing to win approval from others. Christina and her 8 younger siblings were eventually adopted by white parents. What she thought was finally the family she had been dreaming of, soon became a nightmare of continuous abuse.
In the midst of her horrendous childhood, God had an incredible call on Christina’s life and she knew it. She made a promise to God when she was very young. If He would just give her a family with all (8) of her siblings together, she would grow up and give back all that she had been deprived of. “I promised to give my life up to serve and to love in the deep places where no one had wanted to go with me. To be like Jesus to the most vulnerable and forgotten, unloved, and abandoned.” Today Christina fulfills that promise as a dedicated and faithful wife and mother to her 5 sons, all whom are kind, generous, polite, and obedient. Christina is a magnet for the girls she has mentored. She has been a speaker at many events encouraging and giving hope to kids living in foster care.
Christina also gives praise to her adoptive mother: “Without the incredible strong amazing woman I received as a mother I would never be half the woman or mother I am today. She was the truest example of courage and unconditional love. God gave her to me.”
Session One: Crisis Intervention- Rebecca Bloomfield, former Executive Director of Saint Child, Consultant at Bloomfield Consulting, Mending the Soul Board Member and Leadership Team, MSC Leadership Team. Rebecca is an expert in counter human trafficking, with over 10 years of experience working directly with survivors, specializing in adolescent girls. She teaches communities, organizations, and leaders in abuse and trauma recovery and trauma informed practices both domestically and internationally that equip caregivers and offer healing to survivors of all types of abuse. Rebecca also has 4 years experience as a Sexual Assault Resource Center Advocate providing youth with crisis intervention, safety planning, court accompaniment, and emotional support.
Session Two: Law Enforcement-Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit. Update on sexual exploitation and trafficking in Portland and the U.S., Law enforcement role, Rescue, Victim Centered Approach, Investigation and Prosecution Process, SBAD school, and how the church can help.
Session Three: Effects of Pornography and Intercepting the Demand. EPIK Founder, Tom Perez and Kelsey Owens, EPIK Operations Manager. Tom and Kelsey will teach on a topic that is plaguing and destroying many lives and marriages today: Pornography. Learn about the effects of pornography and its link to sexual exploitation, how the EPIK Project is effectively working to intercept the "demand" for commercial sex, and how the Church can rise up and set an example by addressing these issues without shame.
Session Four: Domestic Violence, After “the life” – Kristin Williams MS, QMHP, CADC l, Lifeworks NW New Options for Women Program Coordinator. Kristin will share her wealth of knowledge, training, and experience empowering women who have been victims of domestic violence and the sex industry. Kristin has taught 'Girls Strength,' and currently teaches classes at the Gateway Domestic Violence center, educates men at the SBAD “john” school, facilitated Mending the Soul small groups, and has many years counseling survivors.
Session Five: Today’s Youth and Culture: Shandra Galloway, Director, House of Light project, CRU Our youth today are facing and dealing with more challenges than ever before: Absent parents, foster care, social media/mania, politics, homelessness/couch surfing, abuse, poverty, drug crisis, sexting, and many other harsh realities that have left our youth vulnerable and susceptible to all kinds of difficult situations and exploitation. Shandra will share how the Church can be a powerful and positive change in the lives of our youth today.
Girl Empowerment Train the Trainer Information, Michele Lathrop, One Collective. Michele shares how youth leaders can get trained to use the Girl Empowerment curriculum.
Registration Cost: $30 - Includes coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, materials, and speaker honorariums.
Mental Health Session Speaker: Sarah Probst, MA. LPC (see bio below)
At this training, we will go deeper into learning about our incredible brain, trauma, trauma bonding, the behaviors of the sexually abused and exploited, and how to understand and relate to them using effective tools and techniques. We'll also learn about various therapy methods and how critical it is for survivors to be seeing a trauma informed counselor.
Self Care Session Speaker: Pastor Christopher Coffman, Riverwest Church and Nicole Larson, MSW, LCSW (see bios below)
The Cost Of Caring For Victims Of Injustice: In this session, Pastor Christopher Coffman will unpack the personal, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual costs we encounter as we walk alongside the vulnerable, exploited, and abused. Drawing from his experience as an advocate and mentor for prostituted children with Door To Grace in Portland, as well as stories he's encountered working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, Christopher will offer a biblical framework for caring for victims of injustice along with practical steps caregivers can take to avoid burnout.
Registration Cost: $30 - Includes coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, bottled water, materials, survivor and speaker honorariums.
Speaker Bio: Sarah Probst
Sarah Probst is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, Oregon who incorporates various curriculums and trauma-informed, brain-based therapies into her treatment plans to help clients see significant changes that can not be achieved through "talk-therapy" alone! Some of her favorite and most effective approaches to therapy include:
Neurofeedback, Portland State University's therapeutic approach to Foster/Adoption, Lifespan Integration, The Genesis Process for addiction recovery, Surviving the Secret for survivors of sexual trauma, Love is a Choice for codependency issues, Hold Me Tight for marriage concerns, EMDR.
Sarah uses these therapies to address PTSD, Trauma, Attachment Disorders, Foster.Adoption-related issues, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Migraines, Depression, Anxiety, and OCD.
Sarah's Education and Training includes:
Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master's Diploma (35+ Master's Hours) in Ministry & Leadership from Western Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Multnomah University.
Post Graduate Certifications include the following: Portland State University - Certificate in Foster & Adoptive Therapies. EEG Institute - Certificate in the Othmer Method Neurofeedback Therapy. Lifespan Integration - Certificate in Level I & II post-graduate training (Peggy Pace). EMDR - Through the PESI Institute.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Coffman
Pastor Christopher and his wife Julie met while attending Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. Upon graduating, he and his wife moved to Austin, Texas to plant a church a few blocks down from the UT campus. During their years, they discovered a deep-seated passion for victims of injustice. In 2008 Christopher and his family moved to Lake Oswego to serve as the Associate Pastor of Outreach at River West Church.
As a pastor, Chris is passionately committed to training leaders who love Jesus and invest their lives in His kingdom. As a leader, he has served as a board member of Door To Grace--a ministry dedicated to bringing freedom and loving families to sexually trafficked children in Portland. Christopher has also served with Mending The Soul, a ministry dedicated to caring for and creating resources for trauma and abuse survivors locally and globally.
Speaker Bio: Nicole Larson
Nicole Larson is first and foremost a lover and follower of Jesus. She is a wife to her wonderful husband and mom to her two precious kids, a daughter and son, ages 9 and 6.
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and got her Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Southern California.
While in LA, Nicole was a psychiatric social worker at a high school and elementary school in SE LA working with kids and their families. She then worked as an advocacy director at a coalition of nonprofits working to support the homeless and hungry.
Nicole moved to Portland in 2005 and then worked for years as a counselor and case manager for homeless youth. She has also worked with sexual trafficking survivors (girls, women, men, and transgender individuals) and has trained on trauma and abuse both locally and abroad. Nicole is currently the Director of Counseling and Care at River West Church where she has served for several years. Nicole is also studying at Western Seminary and she is passionate about caring for people holistically and equipping churches in how to walk alongside hurting people.
Location: City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97220
Cost: $30 - Registration fee includes coffee, bottled water, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, materials, speaker and survivor honorariums.
Speakers: Co-Authors Adrienne Livingston, Director of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives, World Venture and Michele Lathrop, International Teams.
This training provides a foundational overview of the following: Education of the realities of sexual exploitation, Understanding "The Life", Tactics traffickers use to control their victims, links between pornography and sex-trafficking, God’s heart, and the role of the Church. Includes several short documentaries and interactive exercises to understand today's culture that fuels the demand.
Biblical Response to Sexual Exploitation Training Agenda March 3, 2018
8:00-8:30 Registration Check-In
8:45-9:00 Welcome, agenda
9:00-10:30 Session 1
God’s Word on Justice
Definitions and word choice
Views of Sexuality
10:45-12:15 Session 2
Sex Trafficking in the US
Sex Trafficking in Portland
Global Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
TIP Report Brief Overview
Country Narrative and Overview
Vulnerabilities, Recruitment, Maintenance
12:45-2:15 Session 3
Youth Brain Development
Supply and Demand
2:30-4:00 Session 4
There is HOPE! Awareness and Prevention
Shared Hope International Grade for Oregon
What is happening in Portland and around the world?
How the Church is uniquely positioned to step in
Scripture and guided prayer
4:00 Closing prayer
Friday Evening, Feb. 9th 6:00PM-9:00PM- Coffee, tea, and appetizers will be served.
Saturday, February 10th 8:30AM-5:00PM - Coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, and beverages will be served.
SPEAKERS: Mending the Soul Co-founders, Dr. Steven Tracy, M.DIV., TH.M., PH.D and Celestia Tracy, M.A. Mending the Soul Leadership Team Members: Rebekah Stines, MSPC, LPC Intern and Rebecca Bloomfield, MTS Board Member and Director of NW Regional Leadership Team
Abuse tears the soul, and as Christ followers, we are given the unique responsibility to minister God’s healing touch through the way that we relate to others. This training furthers our understanding of abuse and trauma so that we are able to attune to the critical needs of those we love and care for. Includes: movie clips, interactive exercises, expressive art, and small group discussion on: Theology of Suffering, Brokenness, and Compassion, Understanding Abuse as a Perversion of Image of God, Five types of abuse, the four primary effects of Abuse, Creating Relational Safety, Defenses of the Heart. Special presentation from a Physician on what mentors need to understand while working with those who suffer from addictions and PTSD who need psychotropic medication during the stabilization phase,
MTS Basic Training Registration fee is $150. Mentor Support Collaborative participants who attend all of the MSC training sessions will receive a special discount rate of $45 for the MTS Basic Training. To receive the discount code, participants must register for ALL of the MSC Training prior to registering online at Mending the Soul. Once registered for the MSC training, the MTS Basic Training discount code will be emailed to you.
To register for the Mending the Soul Basic Training, visit: http://mendingthesoul.org/events/basic-training-portland-or/
Registration fee includes: Coffee, snacks, lunch, refreshments, materials, and speaker honorariums.
You're invited to come learn about the 2018 MSC Training Program. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a Mending the Soul Small Group. Mending the Soul book and workbooks will be available for purchase.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
Join us on September 23, 2017, Race starts at 9;00am. Registration opens at 8:00am
Location: Cook Park in Tigard
Children (17 & under): $25.00
Team Discount – Build your team today! For every 9 runners, the 10th one is free!!!!
Color Run – Wear a white t-shirt.
Raise Awareness of Sexual Exploitation in Portland & raise money to assist survivors of sex trafficking with Trauma Informed Counseling Services!
After the race, please join us for a delicious pancake breakfast!
Freedom Calling of Oregon is excited to personally invite you to our upcoming “Safeguarding Our Children” training on August 29, 2017 in Salem, Oregon from 9:00a.m. to 12:00. This training is designed to give pastors and ministry leaders the knowledge about potential child safety risks.
Survivor Testimony- Leanne Ishibashi
Shannon Fourrage, MA, LPC: Shannon Fourrage is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with a team of clinicians at Living Wholehearted LLC in Tualatin Oregon. Specializing in trauma recovery and couples therapy, she works with a variety of clients. Seeing people restored to a deeper sense of wholeness and freedom from false shame is her delight. Shannon leads groups for women and teens on the topic of sexual abuse recovery and developing healthy coping skills. She’s taught many session of previous mentor trainings and other seminars. Shannon’s Education Includes: Shannon earned a master’s in counseling from Western Seminary and completed additional theological graduate courses at Multnomah University, where she has taught as an adjunct.
Michael Geiger, Retired Sergeant, Portland Police Bureau, Human Trafficking Task Force. Mike Geiger has over two decades of experience working with criminal justice, governmental, private sector and faith based groups to identify and correct organizational and structural deficits that limit growth and success. Mike spent 25 years in law enforcement—the last 13 years in Sex Crimes, Homicide and Human Trafficking. He is a recognized leader in the field of anti-trafficking collaboration efforts in the U.S. and worldwide. He is an international and local speaker of numerous conferences and events.After retiring from the Portland Police, Mike joined the work of Compassion First as the leader for their international training and government relations efforts in Indonesia. Mike commits his time and efforts in Southeast Asia working to foster collaboration among law enforcement, government agencies, nonprofits, and churches to work together to build an effective counter trafficking response. Mike has conducted and led training for officials throughout the United States as well as South and Southeast Asia. When not engaged in anti-trafficking endeavors, Mike loves to spend his free time with his wife, three children, and 2 year old granddaughter.
Darlene Domenigoni - Mentor Support Collaborative church training
Becca Notbohm – ORPAC Nazarene Children’s Director: Becca will speak about the importance of Training, Policies and relationships in the church.
Register today for this free event! http://freedom-calling.org/safeguarding-children-training-day/
This event is free however DONATIONS WELCOME to help cover the cost!
This class provides an overview of the following: Education of the realities of sexual exploitation, Understanding "The Life", the tactics traffickers use to control their victims, links between pornography and sex-trafficking, God’s heart and our role. Taught by Adrienne Livingston, co-creator of the BRST curriculum and member of the Mentor Support Collaborative team. Approx. 4 hrs
All are welcome to this FREE class. Coffee, drinks and snacks provided. Class will be at City Bible Church, Rocky Butte Campus, 9200 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97220
Learning how to work effectively with survivors through their Healing Journey. This session includes: Mentor Role and Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, setting boundaries, dealing with crisis effectively.
Co-led by Survivor-Leader, Jeri Moomaw and Angela Miller. Jeri shares her own compelling story of exploitation from a survivor’s perspective and focuses on proper behavioral response protocols. Angie speaks from her many years of experience of working with young adults as a youth pastor and Women's Dean of College. She shares how to speak truth and love with grace with a focus on effective mentoring as we walk through each phase of healing, ultimately helping survivors find true healing, freedom, and restoration.
$20 Registration fee includes coffee, snacks, lunch, materials, and covers speaker fees.
Training will be at City Bible Church, Rocky Butte Campus, 9200 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97220
REGISTER TODAY! - https://www.eventbee.com/v/mentoring/event?eid=156852373#/tickets