Hope Awakens Women’s Luncheon
September 23 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Join Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge for the Virtual Hope Awakens Women’s Luncheon!
EVENT UPDATE: After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to turn our luncheon into a virtual event on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. As always, our commitment to our clients’ health, and your health is a top priority. Many of our clients have a compromised immune system – and we want to safeguard them.
Join us online to empower Minnesota women struggling with addiction to find beauty in brokenness through spiritual, physical, and emotional transformation! You’ll be inspired by the personal stories of women who have done the seemingly impossible and broken the chains of chemical addictions.
Our Special Guests
TERRY FORLITI | Guest Speaker
In addition to being a survivor of many forms of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, Terry focused on empowerment of the marginalized while obtaining her degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University in 2005. Terry served on the Board of Directors of Breaking Free and was eventually hired as staff due to her incredible gift of relating with the women and girls we serve and her tireless dedication to them. Prior to being in the executive director role Terry built our database which now gives us the ability for concrete analysis, trends and statistics of victims of sexual abuse and helps track our services. Terry is a member of the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, Official Super Bowl Committee, ERA delegate, Heading Home Ramsey County and Crime Free Multi-Housing groups, Abolitionist Campaign and served on the board of Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Organization and the board of St. Paul Coalition of Churches. In January of 2015, Terry was awarded the Lois M. Christensen Award – Women Who Impact by the Minnesota Women of Today. This year, 2019, Terry was nominated as Alumnae of the Year for Bethel University.
JULIE NELSON | Emcee
Julie anchors the 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 10:00pm news on KARE-11, and has been a long time supporter of the excellent work of Mn Adult & Teen Challenge.
11:45am – 12:00pm: Live Q&A interaction with clients, facilitated by our emcee, Julie Nelson
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Program featuring emcee Julie Nelson, guest speaker Terry Forliti, and live testimonies
12:30pm: Door Prize Drawing (In order to be eligible for the door prize drawing, register by 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 22 to win a guitar signed by the artists at Joyful Noise 2019, a 4-pack of tickets to Joyful Noise 2021, and a $250 gift card to Schuler Shoes! Must be tuned into the live program and respond via chat at the time of the drawing to win.)
The viewing link will be sent via email the morning of the event.
If you can’t join us online, but would like to make a donation, please click the link below.Donate Now!
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Sponsor the Hope Awakens Women’s Luncheon
We invite you to join us as a corporate sponsor in support of our mission through this event, while receiving special recognition among our online community.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
SPECIAL THANKS TO: