Mission: Compassion connect helps churches work together to serve their neighbors as an expression of god's love, with community partners; serving all people irregardless of demographics in the areas of free medical/dental clinics, community enrichment and anti-human trafficking
Programs: Abolition now is a campaign to unite the faith community in its attack against local human trafficking. Its major initiative is a bridal dress repurposing project called adorned in grace. Dresses, wedding gowns and accessories are donated to abolition now, volunteers clean up and repair the dresses and the net earnings support organizations working to address the issue of human trafficking. Adorned in grace has about 150 volunteers at the bridal shop, design studio, hands of home and the abolition now communications team who spent approximately 10,900 hours in 2014 raising awareness for the prevention of trafficking and support for victims. 192 at-risk girls and trafficked victims were served. Several adult survivors and girls are currently in mentoring relationships.
compassion clinics are free one day medical/dental events. There were 18 different neighborhoods leading events in 2014 involving 191 different churches and 3,376 volunteers. The clinics provided medical, dental, chiropractic, vision, foot care and other services to 4,598 individuals in 2014. Estimated total value of care services provided $473,931.
we are part of a collaborative movement called embrace oregon that is seeking to bring the community together to support dhs child welfare. Our role is to build collaborative groups of churches who will do extreme makeover projects at dhs offices around the portland metro region. In 2014 16 churches, 83 local businesses and 482 volunteers collaborated in two makeover projects to restore ragged dhs offices. Estimated value of donated supplies, equipment and services was $72,147.