Freely in Hope is a (501)c3 nonprofit organization and is funded entirely by the generous
support of people, churches and corporations passionate about funding
holistic academic opportunities for survivors of sexual violence. Join us!
Freely in Hope facilitates workshops to educate advocates who desire to fight against sexual violence. Partnering with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based groups, our workshops are designed to equip participants to experience the Freely in Hope program models on survivor-leadership and transformative storytelling.
From Victims to Survivors
Ministering with survivors of sexual violence through storytelling.
Learn how Freely in Hope journeys alongside of people who have experienced abuse, trauma, or violence. In the journey from victim to survivor, we will discuss how we can be better listeners and advocates by allowing survivors to reclaim their story with dignity, power, and healing. This workshop will also share the methods of healing that have been integral for Freely in Hope—including the power of storytelling and prayer as a practice of healing.
1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)
Liberators in Our Midst
Implementing a survivor-led trajectory of leadership.
Isaiah 61 illustrates a trajectory of leadership that instates a renewed cycle of liberation where the oppressed become the most powerful liberators in our midst—inviting us into a greater sense of freedom within ourselves. This workshop reflects on this trajectory of leadership, shares case studies on a survivor-led approach to holistic liberation and discusses methods on how we can create platforms for the oppressed to lead us and our communities into liberation.
1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HOURS)
Leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling.
Stories are too often used to destruct and exploit, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. In leveraging stories of dignity, the art of storytelling has the power to provide a sense of healing within us and within communities of poverty, violence, and oppression. This workshop, geared toward creatives, explores the empowering, restorative, and transformational art of storytelling through photography, film, and writing.
1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)
Sexual Violence Prevention
Educating youth on sexual violence prevention.
The viral hashtag, #metoo, sparked international conversations surrounding the prevalence of sexual harassment, abuse, and violence against women and girls across the globe. This workshop, catered for children and teenagers, teaches youth about sexual violence, consent, laws that protect their rights, healing from trauma, and local resources to access support. Youth are empowered to speak out against sexual violence and to build a violence-free world.
1 WORKSHOP (2 HRS)
Freely in Hope trains nonprofit organizations, practitioners, caregivers, and survivors on various topics focused on ending sexual violence. Trainings are designed and facilitated by survivors of sexual violence who have developed their leadership through Freely in Hope’s holistic programs.
Caring for people with emotional and spiritual wounds caused by trauma.
In the world today, many people have been emotionally wounded by war, ethnic conflicts, floods, car accidents, domestic abuse, rape, and crime. Wounds of the heart interferes with how we function in our personal lives and in our organizational productivity. Trauma Healing, a curriculum from the American Bible Society, is designed to train church and organization leaders on how to help traumatized people, and also for people in search of healing for their wounds of trauma.
6 TRAININGS (3 HRS)
Art + Healing
Creatively reflecting on the intersection of art and healing.
Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. Engage in theological theories, art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation in survivors of trauma. This curriculum developed by Freely in Hope is designed for those in search of healing for themselves and for those they serve through the process, practice, and reflection of art.
1-5 SESSIONS (3-4 HRS)
Ending the Cycle
Educating high school students on practical tools to prevent sexual violence
Ending the Cycle is a curriculum developed by Freely In Hope to teach coed high schools about sexual violence and how to find healing as a survivor, how to share your story with dignity and how to prevent the perpetuating cycle of violence. The curriculum equips both male and female high school students to work together toward ending the cycle of sexual violence—becoming leaders toward a violence-free world.
8 TRAININGS (1 HR)
Training leaders and caregivers on HIV education, awareness, and prevention.
For many years, HIV has been a topic that many people tend to avoid talking about. Remaining silent puts even more people at risk. This workshop helps to train leaders on how to identify facts and myths of HIV, differentiate between HIV and AIDS, understand how to avoid and reduce transmission, increase negotiating skills in risky behaviors, discuss client and provider initiated HIV testing services, and enhance facilitation and presentation skills.
2 TRAININGS (3 HRS)
Freely in Hope has facilitated trainings with organizations including:
Youth With A Mission, Barcelona; The Salvation Army, Kenya; Gender Violence Recovery Centre, Kenya.
For all workshops and trainings, hosts provide travel, accommodation (if applicable), and an honorarium. Contact us to learn more about our rates.