Thank You for your service Adele

Adele Kubein served with Rahab’s Sisters and was a board member for our organization up until 2015.  

When thinking of Adele these words come to mind:
         Compassion
         Empathy
         Kindness
         Involved and Committed Board Member
         Kitchen Boss
         Radical Hospitality
         Street Smart
         Justice
         Vision
         Dedicated Volunteer
         Intolerance for children going hungry
         Mentor to the grant writing process


Adele in her time with Rahab’s Sisters helped expand the meaning and practice of radical hospitality. Adele was a survivor of homelessness and the sex industry who this past Spring was awarded her Doctorate of Anthropology by Oregon State University. She will be missed.  

Upcoming Training! January 12th

Education & Training Night!  
January 12th: 6:30-8:30pm at Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church
247 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland, 97215


You're invited to Rahab's Sister's for a training event focused on expressions of radical hospitality! This event will feature an expert panel including officers from our local police's sex-trafficking unit and a trauma-informed counselor. They will be sharing their insights and experiences from their work with high-risk populations.  We'll begin with learning more about the context and experience of the women who come as guests and then lead into applying practical tips for compassionate engagement and safe de-escalation.  


This training is designed for volunteers at Rahab’s Sisters but the invitation is open and extended into the community of advocates who want to listen in and learn along, too.  With the desire for more collaboration, creativity and compassion to grow among us all, come & invite a friend!

Register HERE.  We’ll provide some light desserts and beverages along with materials for you to take notes. Bring a pair or pack of socks, gloves or hats to donate! 

For questions or more information, contact Kellycgrace@gmail.com.
We met December with the biggest challenge ever!  For the entire month of December, we are trying to raise $7200.00 to cover the costs of our security guard for our guests for 2016.

Please watch the video and donate Today!!

Upcoming Training November 10th

To mark the launch of their new foot clinic spa, Rahab's Sisters is holding a specialized training on Tuesday, November 10th.  The focus is on further equipping volunteers in expressions of radical hospitality with guests. 

This event will feature an expert panel including a trauma-informed counselor, police officer from the local sex-trafficking unit, and registered nurse who runs a foot clinic.  They will be sharing their insights and experiences from their work with high-risk populations.  We'll begin with learning more about the context and experience of the women who come as guests and then lead into applying practical tips for safe, compassionate, mindful engagement.  The end of the evening is dedicated to learning the first aid skills to run the foot clinic and spa (safety, hygiene & assessment), where Sean Meehan, RN (Director of Nightwatch’s foot clinic) will train on this specifically with interested volunteers.

This training is designed for volunteers at Rahab’s Sisters but the invitation is open and extended into the community of advocates who want to listen in and learn along, too.  With the desire for more collaboration, creativity and compassion to grow among us all, come; invite a friend! 
(Yes, guys are invited; no, this material is not appropriate for young children; yes, there will be chocolate.) 

Registration is easy (name & email), just sign up for a spot, here.  Bring a pair or pack of socks to donate! We’ll provide some light desserts and beverages along with materials for you to take notes.  Here are your logistical details: Tuesday, Nov. 10th at St. Peter's and Paul's Episcopal Church from 6:30-8:30pm. (8147 SE Pine St. Portland, 97215) For questions or more information, contact Kellycgrace@gmail.com.

And of course the foot clinic/spa team is looking for more volunteers!  There are spots available for those who are interested in serving on aFriday night either to wash, treat, trim and polish feet or also just to connect and converse with participants. Guests that come to Rahab's Sisters are each unique and also often share similar experiences.  Some are past or current victims of exploitation while others are dealing with issues related to poverty, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, addiction, survival sex, grief, discrimination, or mental/physical health concerns. The mission of Rahab's Sisters is simply about extending radical hospitality together. You can learn more about Rahab's Sisters facebook and at rahabs-sisters.org.  



RAHAB'S SISTERS LAST BURGERVILLE FUNDRAISER OF 2015!


Please join us as we partner with Burgerville, 8218 NE Glisan St, on November 11th, 2015 from 5pm-8pm.

Rahab's Sisters get 10% of the proceeds. 

For more information, please see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/795884470521046/

Welcome Frack Burger as a Partner


We are so happy to announce that Frack Burger has put Rahab's Sisters on their List of "Frack Favorites".  

What does this mean?
This means anytime you go into a Frack Burger and you tell them you would like to OPT IN to donate 5% of your check total to Rahab's Sisters, we will see that money come to us Quarterly. You can do this ANYTIME!  

Frack Burger has Five  locations.  

Portland Location: 8981 SW Barbur Blvd, cross street is Sw 30th Ave.
Canby Location: 919 SW 4th Ave.  
Boring Location: 31295 SE Compton Rd
Longview, WA:  94 Oregon Way
Vancouver, WA:  221 NE 104th Ave


 
Frack believes in giving back to the community, and recently launched our Fracks Favorites Charitable giving program in which our customers can opt in to donate 5% of their check total to one of the organizations listed  under our Charitable Giving Header.

Thank you to Frack Burger and to volunteer,  Amy Bean,  for making this partnership happen.