the Hope of Survivors

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Check this page often to find out when and where our upcoming conferences and events will be held! Or, contact us to find out about sponsoring a conference in your area! Thank you!

January 2017
1-2 Happy New Year! The Hope of Survivors offices will be closed. Confirmed
February 2017
20 Happy President's Day! The Hope of Survivors offices will be closed. Confirmed
March 2017
10-12 Los Angeles, CA—Watch and Pray 2017
Central Filipino SDA Church
777 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Volunteers Gail & Elgin Jenkins will be exhibiting on behalf of The Hope of Survivors at this event. All are welcome! Please stop by if you're in the area!

Confirmed
April 2017
6-9 Woodland Hills, CA—2017 ASI Pacific Union Spring Conference
Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Volunteers Gail & Elgin Jenkins will be exhibiting on behalf of The Hope of Survivors at this event. All are welcome! Please stop by if you're in the area! For more details on the convention and for lodging, please visit the website.
Confirmed
22 Cheektowaga (Buffalo), NY—Hope & Healing Victim's Conference
Date: April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport (Conference Room)
133 Buell Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 631-0200 (Please visit the website for hotel reservations.)
Cost: $25 per person
You are responsible for your own lodging and transportation, if necessary. There is limited seating and the conference will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Speakers include: Mary Jo & Marty Noworyta, Sandy Kirkham and Martin Weber
Topics include: What is clergy sexual abuse? How does this happen? Is there an imbalance? Who is vulnerable? What are the vulnerabilities? Why is this not an affair? How do we prevent this? Where is God? How to start over? How should the church respond? And much more!
Who can attend? This conference is open to adult victims/survivors and their spouses (or support persons).
Note: There are no childcare services available for this conference.
Meals: Lunch and snacks will be provided during the conference.
Reserve your space at the Hope & Healing Conference NOW! Space is limited, so please fill out the registration form TODAY! Deadline to register is 3/31/17! Download and share the flyer too!
Confirmed
May 2017
26-29 Angelus Oaks, CA—5th Annual Can U Hear Me Now Youth Conference
Camp Cedar Falls 39850 CA-38
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Volunteers Gail & Elgin Jenkins will be exhibiting on behalf of The Hope of Survivors at this event. All are welcome! Please stop by if you're in the area! Register online or phone Can U Hear Me Now at (818) 549-4147.
Confirmed
29 Have a great Memorial Day! The office will be closed during the holiday and Steve & Samantha will be out of the office celebrating their anniversary. Confirmed
June 2017
13-15 Boston, MA—Classy Awards/Collaborative 2017
Cruiseport Boston
Black Falcon Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
The Hope of Survivors is a finalist in the Classy Awards. For more information about the Collaborative and the Awards Ceremony, please visit the website.
Unable to Attend
July 2017
11-15 Casper, WY—Wyoming Camp Meeting
Mills Spring Ranch
8000 Tower Hill Rd.
Casper, WY 82601
The Hope of Survivors will be exhibiting Tuesday-Saturday at these meetings and scheduling appointments for individual support. If you're in the area, please stop by to visit!
Confirmed
18 Boston, MA—"Barbara & You" TV Interview
Tune in to watch an interview with The Hope of Survivors volunteer Sandy Kirkham as she shares with Barbara about clergy sexual abuse. Barbara has been hosting the “Barbara … & You” program in Central Massachusetts for over 41 years. It is live every Tuesday evening at 7pm-8pm (Eastern Time) from the Fitchburg Access Television Studios (FATV). It is repeated in Fitchburg at least three times that same week. It also airs in Leominster on Thursdays 8:30pm-9:30pm. It plays as well in Lunenburg, Ashburnham, Westminster, Sterling and Lancaster at various times. Additionally, it can be seen on live streaming by going to FATV.org; Public Access; Barbara & You. We are currently booked until mid-August. Research has shown that this is the longest-running live cable talk show in the United States. Attached is a list of “credits” of the better-known “celebrities” Barbara has interviewed over the years.
Confirmed
30-Aug. 2 Omaha, NE—Mid-America Union Conference Pastor's Convention
Downtown Embassy Suites Hotel
555 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Steve & Samantha Nelson will be presenting a Trust & Truth seminar for the pastors at this conference. This breakout session will deal with sexual abuse and how it can impact church, community, and family beyond the offender and the victim. How do we as pastors respond when abuse occurs? What resources are there to help us and to help both victim and offender? What are our responsibilities in reporting and follow up? How can we make our churches, schools, and communities safe for all? And more!
Confirmed
August 2017
1-31 Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention Campaign
Watch this video and learn how you can submit your video and be part of this important campaign!
Confirmed
1-2 Omaha, NE—Mid-America Union Conference Pastor's Convention
Downtown Embassy Suites Hotel
555 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Steve & Samantha Nelson will be presenting a Trust & Truth seminar for the pastors at this conference. This breakout session will deal with sexual abuse and how it can impact church, community, and family beyond the offender and the victim. How do we as pastors respond when abuse occurs? What resources are there to help us and to help both victim and offender? What are our responsibilities in reporting and follow up? How can we make our churches, schools, and communities safe for all? And more!
Confirmed
1-6 Join us for our second annual 5K Walk-Hope-Survive Benefit for The Hope of Survivors! Invite your friends to step in to help raise awareness and support victims of clergy abuse. To participate, download the forms now! For more information, contact Mary Jo Noworyta at mj@thehopeofsurvivors.com or (716) 608-8171.  
5 Los Angeles, CA—Annual Mini Camp Meeting sponsored by the Women's Ministry Department
Central Filipino SDA Church
777 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Volunteers Gail & Elgin Jenkins will be exhibiting on behalf of The Hope of Survivors at this event. All are welcome! Please stop by if you're in the area!
Confirmed
27

Sacramento, CA—Hope & Healing Conference for MALE Victims
Date: August 27, 2017 (Sunday) ***CANCELED***

Canceled (to be rescheduled in the future)
TBD Walk-Hope-Survive
Join us for our second annual 5K
Walk-Hope-Survive
Benefit for The Hope of Survivors
Invite your friends from around the world to step in to help raise awareness and support victims of clergy abuse. Download the forms now!
Confirmed
TBD Cody, WY—Walk-Hope-Survive
Location: Beck Lake Park (Trail)
Cody, WY 82414
Time: 10:00am
Join us for our second annual 5K Walk-Hope-Survive Benefit for The Hope of Survivors! Invite your friends to step in to help raise awareness and support victims of clergy abuse. To participate, download the forms now!
Confirmed
September 2017
4 Happy Labor Day! Our offices will be closed for this holiday. Confirmed
27-30 Nashville, TN—American Association of Christian Counselors 2017 World Conference
(“Break Every Chain” based on Galatians 5:1)
Location:
Opryland Hotel & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
The Hope of Survivors will be exhibiting at this conference (pending funding) in order to raise awareness of clergy sexual abuse among counselors and church leaders. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit AACC.
Confirmed
October 2017
8

Helderberg College, Somerset West, South Africa—Faith & Fidelity Seminar
Bianca Wright and Beryl Nyamwange from The Hope of Survivors-South Africa Division will be conducting a Faith & Fidelity seminar for the Pastoral Counseling 2 class of theology students at Helderberg College, Somerset West, South Africa.

Confirmed
November 2017
23-27 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! The office will be closed during the holiday. Confirmed
December 2017
TBD Huntsville, AL—Pastoral Evangelism & Leadership Council
Oakwood University Church
5500 Adventist Blvd. NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
Time: Sunday, 4:00pm-7:00pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm; Monday, 9:00am-7:00pm and 8:00pm-10:30pm; Tuesday, 9:00am-7:00pm
Join volunteers from The Hope of Survivors at this convention Sunday-Tuesday. For more information about the convention and lodging facilities, please visit the PELC web site. All are welcome to attend and stop by the booth to visit. We look forward to seeing you there!
Confirmed
25 Have a blessed Christmas! The office will be closed during the holiday. Steve & Samantha will be out of the office. Confirmed

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18