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We also consult with and assist religious and secular organizations in establishing policies and procedures that can help prevent child abuse, protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. It is our vision that individuals accessing the programs and services offered and supported by WHEN will:

  • Discover their value to God;
  • Recover from dysfunctional thoughts, feelings and behaviors that predispose them to being abused or abusive;
  • Experience wholeness, healing, and renewal;
  • Grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially;
  • Grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially;
  • Become positive role models for future generations;
  • Become advocates in promoting and maintaining healthy family systems and help prevent the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
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The Problem

The escalation of emotional and mental disorders resulting from unresolved issues connected with child abuse, domestic violence, and related abuse are prevalent in Christian families and communities. People with strong religious beliefs stay longer in abusive relationships because it gets mixed up with their faith beliefs.

The Solution

Treatment of families experiencing violence and abuse requires integrating the needs of the whole person. Thus, the importance of developing a shared understanding and cooperation between secular and religious helpers to deal with family violence cannot be emphasized too strongly.

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Free Food Distribution Centers

We are an outlet of 2nd-Harvest serving 6 zip codes in Spokane County. We also participate in the Grocery Rescue Program recieving donations from Yokes in...

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Empowered Video Series

Empowered is a Christ centered educational program that provides experiences of Healing and Empowerment through Christ in the form of Stories, Interviews and Dialog.

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Men of Compassion

Men of Compassion is designe to facilitate a Christian ministry for men in collaboration with WHEN to: 1. Raise the awareness and mobilize every effort and resource to help men become...

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Healing Centers

Frieda's Healing Center is a facility for women with children (boys up to 10 years old). Residents can stay up to six months. School aged children are required to attend school. Residents are required to...

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Abuse Prevention Education

The Abuse Prevention Education program is designed to educate people, families, pastors, teachers, and communities about the dynamics of domestic violence and implement ways in which

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On Tuesday, May 9th, Airway Heights community members representing City Planning, City Council, 2nd Harvest, Heights Church, Grocery Outlet, local business owners, Spokane Regional Health, area schools, staff and volunteers of WHEN met in the new facility that will house the food distribution center. Initially the managers of the center thought that it would be best to close it since the building used to distribute the food was sold. However, community members encouraged us to try and find a new location. For many months we searched, but could not find a facility with affordable rent. A business owner from Airway Heights (who wants to remain anonymous) recently purchased a building for the food distribution ministry. After some renovations and city approval, we are looking forward to re-opening the food distribution center in a few months.

We will be needing your help to renovate the new facility, to participate in fundraising events, and volunteer in various projects that will be organized to help sustain the center. More information will be posted, so stay tuned!

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Reopening of Food Bank in Aiway Heights

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13114 West Sunset Highway

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On Tuesday, May 9th, Airway Heights community members representing City Planning, City Council, 2nd Harvest, Heights Church, Grocery Outlet, local business owners, Spokane Regional Health, area schools, staff and volunteers of WHEN met in the new facility that will house the food distribution center. Initially the managers of the center thought that it would be best to close it since the building used to distribute the food was sold. However, community members encouraged us to try and find a new location. For many months we searched, but could not find a facility with affordable rent. A business owner from Airway Heights (who wants to remain anonymous) recently purchased a building for the food distribution ministry. After some renovations and city approval, we are looking forward to re-opening the food distribution center in a few months.

We will be needing your help to renovate the new facility, to participate in fundraising events, and volunteer in various projects that will be organized to help sustain the center. More information will be posted, so stay tuned!

Reopening of Food Bank in Aiway Heights
What:

The Being There Conference

When:

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where:

Hillyard Baptist Church, 2121 E. Wabash, Spokane, WA 99207

Contact:

Register online at www.whenetwork.com by September 25, 2017 or Contact us at: W.H.E.N. P.O. Box 9637, Spokane, WA 99209 Phone: 509-323-2123 / Fax: 509-323-2120 E-mail: info@whenetwork.com

The Being There Conference (A healing Christian Forum where women, and men can engage in open discussions toward an abuse-free community) “Healing, Recovery and Empowerment from Narcissistic Relationships and Spiritual Abuse”

Special Features:  Healing Testimonies  Workshops for Women and Men  Nutritious, Delicious Meal  Resources  Networking Opportunities

FEATURED PRESENTERS:

Tamara Schreven is President of Haven of Hope Ministries, a ministry for abused women and children. Having survived an abusive marriage, she has a heart for women living in abuse, in silence, behind closed doors. She especially has a passion to help women that live with a narcissistic partner. Personally experiencing the journey, she comes along side those who have lost their identity, their dreams, and their soul. Sharing steps that assist abused women in finding their buried dreams and amazing value in Christ.

Gil Escandon, M.D. received most of his education in California. From 1977 -1985 he worked as a Math and Science Teacher in various high schools in California. He has worked as a physician in various hospitals and medical facilities in Spokane WA including Sacred Heart Medical Center, Fairchild Airforce Base, Group Health Northwest, Deaconess & Valley Hospital Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Hospital. He has held the following positions: Medical Director for the Healing Lodge of Seven Nations in Spokane, WA., Associate Professor of Medicine, at the University of Washington Medical School and worked at the Riverview Medical Clinic, and Hospice Alliance in St George, UT. From 2013 -2016 worked as Head of Psychiatry at Spokane County Jail. Currently is doing psychiatric work with a Native American Project.

Jon R Mundall, M.D. is a practicing physician in the field of nutritional or functional medicine with offices in Cornell, WA and Spokane, WA. He has been practicing medicine since he graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1973. He is a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the International College of Integrative Medicine. In addition to his focus on nutritional therapies, he specializes in immune system disorders and clinical toxicology. He enjoys the challenge of treating chronic health problems that are unresponsive to conventional therapies. He and his wife Eloyce have been married for over 40 years and have 7 children and 12 grand children. He is a member of the Board of Directors

Mable C. Dunbar, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Women's Healing and Empowerment Network. She is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Ther- apist, Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Crisis Intervention Specialist. Mable is an author and has written numerous articles on the topics of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She travels extensively (nationally and internationally) to raise the awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the Christian community, conducts educational programs, and establishes healing centers to end the intergenerational cycle of abuse.

Colin A. Dunbar, D. Min. has served as Pastor, Evangelist, Church Builder, Publishing Director and Ministerial director for the Seventh -day Adventist Church. He has conducted seminars in Spiritual Gifts, Men and Family Ministries, Interpersonal Relationships and Church Revivals. He has been an adjunct professor at Andrews University Theological Seminary and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. He conducts support groups for abused and abusive men and has provided counseling and support for female victims. He is also the volunteer Chaplain for WHEN.

The Being There Conference
What:

“Vicarious Trauma: Help for the Helper”

When:

August 14, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Where:

Wolff Auditorium at Gonzaga University

Contact:

email Faithpartnersspokane@gmail.com to RSVP You can pay the registration fee of $25.00 at the door
Call 509.998.5332 for more information or to register by phone.

Faith leaders, and those serving in faith-based agencies, are often exposed to stories and information that have the potential of creating challenges in the provider’s own capacity to be well and balanced as they do their work. It’s called vicarious trauma and it impacts many individuals and professionals involved in service to others.

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to:
Learn from the experiences of others working in the field.
Identify what has helped other service providers over the years navigate the stress, emotions and intensity of highly demanding work, while maintaining compassion and enthusiasm.
Explore how to create good professional boundaries and self-care.
Process new skills to better serve clients and congregations as they navigate life’s challenges.

“Vicarious Trauma:  Help for the Helper”
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