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Hope Awakens Women’s Luncheon

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge for the Hope Awakens Women’s Luncheon!

EVENT UPDATE: After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to postpone our luncheon until September 23, 2020.  There is much that is still unknown about how the Coronavirus will affect our area, but 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 and make sure they can be a part of our luncheon.  If you purchased tickets before March 13, they will be transferred to the new date, and if that day doesn’t work for you, please contact megan.mattson@mntc.org for a full refund.

Join us 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.  Register now to reserve your seat at our luncheon on Wednesday, September 23 at The View at Minneapolis Event Center in Historic Downtown St. Anthony Main.



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.






Pam is a Twin Cities radio veteran. After the sudden death of her husband John after a battle with addiction in 2005, Pam was led to 98.5 KTIS where she also came alongside new widows with the non-profit Widow Might. After getting remarried in 2014 to Tim, she lives in Minnetonka and enjoys what she calls her “Big Fat Blended Family” with 4 adult bonus kids and three grandchildren plus Westie Lily and newly rescued Pomeranian, Miss Kitty.


11:00am – 1:00pm: Luncheon & Program


Fresh Chopped Greek Salad
Ancient Grains of Quinoa and Brown Rice with Revol Farms Romaine Lettuce topped with Citrus Glazed Chicken Breast, served with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Banana Peppers, and Greek Vinaigrette Dressing


If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation, please click the link below.

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Raffle Baskets

You’ll have a chance to win some amazing raffle prizes!  Raffle items include: Nisswa Cabin Getaway, Grandma’s Survival Basket, Pamper Yourself, Get Fit, Explore Minneapolis, Destination St. Paul, Faith-Hope-Love, and Spring Into Gardening.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased with cash, check, or debit card at the luncheon, or can be pre-purchased with a debit card by calling Brooke at 612.238.6193.  The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the program.  You do not need to be present to win.


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 500 attendees and larger online community.

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Julia Lauwagie @ 612.238.6132 or julia.lauwagie@mntc.org.


Thank You to Our Sponsors:














September 23
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Megan Mattson


The View at Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-373-3366
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