Hear about Rebound, Engedi Refuge Ministries and IJM and why we partner with them
While Hope4Justice recognizes the value of and cheers on several groups, we have primary partnerships with Rebound of Whatcom County, Engedi Refuge Ministries, and International Justice Mission.
Hope4Justice believes in working with others to fight the issue of domestic and international human trafficking. We focus on awareness but that's not all that needs to be done.
Prevention efforts are desperately needed in this fight and that's where Rebound of Whatcom County comes in. Its services to vulnerable local kids and families are a critical part of anti-trafficking efforts.
After trafficking has occurred, restoration services such as those provided by Engedi Refuge Ministries offer help and healing to trafficked victims.
Hope4Justice came into being as the direct result of a message by IJM's founder, Gary Haugen, at CTK Bellingham in September 2011. Because of this we chose International Justice Mission as a partner in global anti-trafficking efforts. Though it may sometimes be difficult to understand how we can impact victims halfway around the world, IJM provides a connection and method to make a huge difference if we're willing to make the effort.
Our June 20th public meeting focuses on these three partners -- with reports on local student efforts as well. We hope you'll join us at Engedi Refuge Counseling Center from 7-8:30 pm to learn more about these awesome organizations! (Driving directions below.)
Together we can make a difference,
Want to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit www.hope4justice.org/learnmore/
For educators and/or anyone who works with children:
DSHS is offering trainings on "RESPONDING TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH"
FREE trainings will provide information on the what, who, how, and why of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth.
Morning session (9am-12pm)
- Discussion of the topic
- Identification and “red flags”
- Overview of local intervention resources.
Afternoon session (1pm-4pm)
- Safety planning
- Direct service to survivors of exploitation
- How CSEC uniquely affects male identifying youth.
August Option: 8/10/2017 at St Luke’s Educational Center 3333 Squalicum Pwky, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Morning Session is 9am-12 noon. (register here)
Afternoon Session is 1pm - 4 pm. (register here)
Note: Additional scheduled trainings are 10/19/17 and 12/14/17 if you're not able to attend in August.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 23rd
to help set up for Rebound's Ray of Hope Summer Day Program. Help set up camp at Silver Beach Elementary School starting at 9 am and working until 3:30 pm. Lunch will be served at noon until 1 PM. Volunteer for the morning shift, afternoon shift, or both! Contact Shelli at 360-714-0700 to sign up.
Hope4Justice public meetings are from 7-8:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Engedi Coundseling Center, 7370 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264.
Directions: From Wiser Lake roundabout head North on Guide Meridian; immediately after Simple Box Storage Containers turn right into the driveway and drive to the second building on the left