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
  TBA  
April 2017
22 Cheektowaga (Buffalo), NY—Hope & Healing Victim's Conference
Date: April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
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
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
  TBA  
July 2017
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
TBD Walk-Hope-Survive
Join us for our first 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 first 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
October 2017
  TBA  
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