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Recovery, Restoration and Release from the nightmare of human trafficking.
September, 2015
 
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Laughter, Love & Liberty
Friday, November 6th, 7:00PM

What is Laughter, Love & Liberty? It is a celebration kick-off for Zibah Treats For A Cause! We have two comedians, Juanita Lolita & Luis Rivera, who both are super funny and family friendly scheduled to perform for an evening of laughter, while we introduce our line of organic, non-GMO animal treats. 

Tickets will be $10! Great price for an evening of laughter in support of a great cause!

We are still exploring possibilities for the location, so we will get that info out in the next news letter!
    Juanita Lolita, (YouTube Clip)                Luis D Rivera, (YouTube Clip)
HH Volunteer Training!!
September 12, 9:30 to 1:30

Learn more about: 
Volunteer opportunities
Complex trauma
Strength-Based  tools 
Stages of Change

For more info RSVP to:
Becky@HepzibahHouse.org

Costs:
$40.00 Background check
$10.00 Materials fee
Restore, 2015: Sept 11, 6 PM
Journey Church, East Campus
715 S. Federal Hwy, Boynton Bch

Florida is ranked third in the United States for reported cases of human trafficking. Please join us for an evening of interactive prayer and worship to see freedom and restoration for those who are exploited by injustice and whose dignity has been violated by others.  We will be taking a collection for Hope House, a ministry focused on caring for underage minors coming out of sex trafficking.  Requested donations: $10 gift cards from retailers like Target and Wal-Mart.
Dangers of Social Media:  (Link)
Check out this experiment on YouTube about three young teens endangering themselves through a r
andom contact on FB. It is an example of how predators utilize social media and the cost of naivety.
 
A DANCE FOR BETHANY
DVD Review
      I was pleasantly surprised by this movie! It is difficult to portray a topic as serious as human sex trafficking without being either harsh and graphic or sappy and melodramatic but A Dance for Bethany, does an excellent job of balancing tragedy with hope.  This is a story that we have, unfortunately, become familiar with.  Bethany, a pre-teen, runs away from a home where she is not being protected into a world where "protection" means servitude and abuse.  But, Bethany has a dream of being a dancer and a memory of her mother singing "Jesus Love Me".  With those small hopes and the help and encouragement of a reporter, Abbey, she is able to escape her captors and move toward healing and a life of freedom.
      The screen play was written by Yvonne Williams, co-founder, with her husband, and president of Network for Cultural Change (formerly Trafficking In America Task Force, Inc.).  Her passion is to create a culture free of slavery and sexual exploitation and her experience with sex trafficking and the survivors has enabled her to present a picture that is true to life.  My only criticism is that much of the background story comes during the opening credits and the process of healing and restoration seems much easier in the movie than it actually is.  But then, the DVD is 1 hour and 44 minutes, hardly enough time to present all the aspects of this complex problem.  Ms. Williams has also written a book of the same name that expands on Bethany's story.  
      A Dance for Bethany, was well portrayed, with engaging characters and true to the subject without being graphic or using profanity.  While it is rated PG-13, and I wouldn't suggest any presentation on human sex trafficking be presented to a group without pre-screening, it might be a useful resource for youth groups and Bible study groups.  
Thanks again for your interest in 
Hepzibah House 
and what is perhaps the foremost justice issue of our time: 
Human Trafficking 
and the restoration of individual lives 
impacted by this horror.
 
Sincerely,
 
Becky Dymond
Founder & President, Hepzibah House 
MS Counseling Psychology, LMHC
 
Contact Us:
1530 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, #3863,
Boynton Beach, FL 33424
becky@hepzibahhouse.org


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Comedians:
Juanita Lolita
Luis Rivera


Dangers of Social Media

Hepzibah House:
HH Website
HH Facebook 

Twitter: @HepzibahHouse
Instagram:
Hepzibah_House 
 

PB Post Articles: 
Sex Trade
Non-Profit

Photo Credit: 
Massimo Regonati

Our volunteer application
form is on line! 
Click on the link below to add your name and information to the list of volunteers!
A training curriculum for volunteers wanting to work directy with survivors is scheduled for September 12th, 9:30 to 1:30. RSVP to Becky@HepzibahHouse.org for more information.

 
Volunteer Application


Upcoming events 
are below as we work to raise awareness in our backyard here in Florida.

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Hepzibah House Prayer
Monday nights, 7:00 - 8:30
New Life Alliance Church
1815 Forest Hill Blvd, WPB 33406
Becky@HepzibahHouse.org for more info
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Human Trafficking Coalition
of the Palm Beaches

Sept 9, 10 to 12, 
EOC

Oct 14, 10 to 12, EOC
20 S Military Trail, WPB, FL 33415
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Restore, 2015
September 11, 6 PM
Journey Church, East Campus
715 S. Federal Hwy, Boynton Bch

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Zibah Treats Work Day!
September 17th, 10:00 - 4:30
RSVP for more info:
Christa@HepzibahHouse.org
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HH Volunteer Training
Saturday, September 12th
9:30am to 1:30pm
Costs: $10 Materials Fee, $40 background Check
RSVP for more info: Becky@HepzibahHouse.org

 

Tax deductible gifts can be made to
Hepzibah House 

through our website,
 
or by check mailed to:

Hepzibah House,

1530 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, #3863 
Boynton Beach, FL 33424