The Lake and McHenry County Safe Family Network
Presents a Workshop:
"Helping without Hurting" with Guest Speaker Lynn Clay, Certified Poverty Trainer
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 7:00 PM
23153 West Miller Rd. Lake Zurich, IL
Caring for those who come from a background of poverty can often be confusing and complicated. We can do a lot of damage assuming everyone should be "like us." Sometimes those who desire to help, can even create damage to the very people they wish to serve. This workshop will help us learn to step into relationships with people who have a different way of approaching life and creating a bridge that allows us to walk back and forth between the worlds.
Lynn has been devoted to Christ for 25 years, a wife to Rich Clay for 24 years, a mom to Kristen (21) and Jasmine (17) and is on staff at The Chapel in Libertyville for the past 15 years. Her role at the Chapel includes being a chaplain at the Lake County Jail, overseeing the jail ministry volunteers, an Area Leader for small group leaders, and women's pastoral counseling. As a Certified Poverty Trainer, she and her team teach classes on how to help/partner with those in poverty without doing more harm than good. Her youngest daughter is adopted, putting her on a path to learn and grow in ways she never imagined and she is passionate about getting messy with relationships that take us out of our comfort zone.
Coffee and Dessert will be provided
We hope you can join us to learn more about this important issue and meet local families volunteering with Safe Families and other area organizations.