Mar
25
9:30 am09:30

Zumbathon benefiting Compassion First

  • Iron Jungle

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Location: Iron Jungle" Training by World Gym, 101 SW Court St, Dallas, OR. 97338

9:30-10am: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

10am-12pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: World Gym and Press On Fitness

Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Paint Party

  • Westside Community Church, Farmington

Join us at the Go Rogue Arts LLC paint party on March 26th at 5pm at Westside Community Church to support our effort to open a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking! The group will walk step-by-step through this painting inspired by a 17-year-old survivor learning to ride a bike. If this party is filled with 30 people, $800.00 will be donated. Let's get artsy together for the sake of others!

May
6
3:30 pm15:30

Zumbathon benefiting Compassion First

  • Westside Community Church, Tanasbourne Campus

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Location: Westside Community Church, Tanasbourne Campus 20827 NW Cornell Rd, Suite #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124

3:30-4pm: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

4-7pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: Westside Community Church and Press On Fitness
 


Dec
2
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Compassion First

  • Grace Community Church

WHY JOIN US?

This is a uniquely personal opportunity for you to hear updates from our President and Founder, Mike Mercer, as well as our Director of Cemetery Outreach, Valerie Bellamy. 

Our aftercare program for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia is a testament to the power of radical, everyday love. Come and hear what it looks like for survivors to be rescued and restored. In the past month, we have welcomed four new girls into our shelter! These survivors have been rescued and are beginning their journey to recovery! We are looking for partners like you to love and support these precious girls.

We will also be giving you an exciting update about the expansion of our Cemetery Outreach in East Java, Indonesia. Life is flourishing in a place once dominated by darkness. God is moving, and we want to invite you into this inspiring love story.

2016 Bothell Washington Jazz and Dessert Soiree
Apr
30
6:30 pm18:30

2016 Bothell Washington Jazz and Dessert Soiree

  • Eastside Foursquare Church

PLEASE JOIN US On Saturday, April 30, 2016 for our "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with an event at the Eastside Foursquare Church, (14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011). Registration opens at 6:30 pm, the jazz band and desserts at 7:00 pm, and the program at 7:30 pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 

Click the button below to sign up!

2016 Oak Harbor Washington Banquet and Silent Auction
Apr
29
5:30 pm17:30

2016 Oak Harbor Washington Banquet and Silent Auction

  • Living Word Oak Harbor Church

PLEASE JOIN US On Friday, April 29, 2016 for our "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with an Auction event at the Living Word Oak Harbor Church, (490 NW Crosby Ave Oak Harbor, Washington 98277). Silent Auction tables open at 5:30 pm with dinner and program beginning at 7:00pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 

Click the button below to sign up!

Compassion First Christmas Concert
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Compassion First Christmas Concert

  • Westside Community Church

A benefit concert to bring about freedom and aftercare for sex trafficking survivors.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night filled with worship and celebration. Musical guests include Nate Botsford and Emily Joy. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages provided.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

Nov
23
Dec 18

SAFES Care Pack Drive

Compassion First is honored to conduct a “care drive” for the Salvation Army Female Emergency shelter (SAFES) this holiday season and are asking for your help.

Our hope is to provide 200 “Care Packs” for women entering the SAFES in need of personal care items. Items will be neatly packed into backpacks and distributed to those most in need. 

Please ask your church or friends to help. Items must be collected by December 18th and can be delivered to the Compassion First Headquarters: 1500 NW 167th Pl, Beaverton, OR 97006

CLICK HERE FOR THE RESOURCE LIST

2015 PDX "From Numbers to Names" Auction
Nov
1
4:30 pm16:30

2015 PDX "From Numbers to Names" Auction

  • Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

PLEASE JOIN US On Sunday, November 1, 2015 for our seventh annual Portland, Oregon "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with a full Auction event at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach (909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217). Silent Auction tables open at 4:30 pm with dinner, program, and Live Auction beginning at 6:15pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL Auction event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 
 

We are continually humbled by your partnership, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are extremely grateful.

View 2015 Corporate Sponsorship Levels. Additionally, please read our cover letter.

Sponsor Your Table -- Online table sponsorship purchasing has ended. If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please contact our office at 503.207.1320 or by emailing inquire@compassionfirst.org.

The Lantern Walk
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

The Lantern Walk

  • Rock Creek Country Club

CF is calling all advocates to join us in the work our community so desperately needs. Our lanterns represent a network of advocates and even more, the forming of an infrastructure best suited to properly and effectively care for the vulnerable within our state. 

It is our goal to raise $20,000 per month in monthly donors. This monthly commitment will give Compassion First the ability to hire local staff that is uniquely qualified to work with this population. This financial support will also ensure that when needs are identified, we will be able to meet those needs. In some cases that will require placement in programs outside the state. Monthly support will give stability and ensure sustainability.

Take a stand and join us for our second annual Lantern Walk! We need you and every member within our community in order to see this through.

If 125 Lantern Walk Participants—Freedom Walkers—commit to recruiting just 5 monthly donors, each giving $35 a month, we’ll raise just over $21,000! That is the power of community.

CF PDX Fellowship Gathering
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

CF PDX Fellowship Gathering

  • Compassion First Headquarters

See the personal invitation from our Executive Director Winda Winowatan here!

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

This gathering will be particularly special because it will be featuring Executive Director of Compassion First Indonesia, Winda Winowatan! She is excited to meet you and share about how your partnership is changing lives all over Indonesia! In addition, we'll be presenting this year’s From Numbers to Names PDX Auction and Banquet theme, and you’ll be able to start purchasing tables and sponsorships at that time.

Please RSVP Below:

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"From Numbers to Names" - Bothell Banquet & Experience Exhibit
May
2
5:30 pm17:30

"From Numbers to Names" - Bothell Banquet & Experience Exhibit

  • Eastside Foursquare Church

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the "From Numbers to Names" Banquet, Experience Exhibit in Bothell, Washington.

We love this event as it celebrates the culmination of a year of hard work alongside all of you who have joined us in service to survivors of child sexual trafficking.

This year's them is LOVE: love in the face of difficulty; love as our motivation; and love as it never fails us.

The girls in our care are thriving: Instead of being exploited and abused, they are free to hope and dream; instead of having things taken, they have futures full of opportunity, and that of their own choosing. The vulnerable are becoming strong and the unsteady have set their course.

This event is as much yours as it is ours. We are always humbled, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are so grateful. 

Come and celebrate the power of LOVE. 

 

Be sure you purchase your table as soon as possible as the early bird deadline is March 1st! Table prices are:

$350 before March 1

$375 After March 1

We also have some great corporate sponsorship opportunities! Please see this year's brochure for more details!

"From Numbers to Names" - Oak Harbor Banquet, Experience Exhibit, & Silent Auction
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

"From Numbers to Names" - Oak Harbor Banquet, Experience Exhibit, & Silent Auction

  • Living Word Oak Harbor Foursquare

PLEASE JOIN US

On Friday, May 1, 2015 for the "From Numbers to Names" Banquet, Experience Exhibit in Oak Harbor.

We love this event as it celebrates the culmination of a year of hard work alongside all of you who have joined us in service to survivors of child sexual trafficking.

This year's them is LOVE: love in the face of difficulty; love as our motivation; and love as it never fails us.

The girls in our care are thriving: Instead of being exploited and abused, they are free to hope and dream; instead of having things taken, they have futures full of opportunity, and that of their own choosing. The vulnerable are becoming strong and the unsteady have set their course.

This event is as much yours as it is ours. We are always humbled, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are so grateful. 

Come and celebrate the power of LOVE. 

Be sure you purchase your table as soon as possible as the early bird deadline is March 1st! Table prices are:

$325 before March 1

$350 After March 1

We also have some great corporate sponsorship opportunities! Please see this year's brochure for more details!

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Lynnwood)
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Lynnwood)

  • Mill Creek Foursquare Church

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with us others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Washington Banquets, how you can get involved and/or secure your table! We are thrilled to share "Love Never Fails", the theme of this year's banquet, and all the incredible operational advancements made possible by people like you.

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Oak Harbor)
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Oak Harbor)

  • Life Church

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with us others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Washington Banquets, how you can get involved and/or secure your table! We are thrilled to share "Love Never Fails", the theme of this year's banquet, and all the incredible operational advancements made possible by people like you.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/21/2015
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/21/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/17/2015
Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/17/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/12/2015
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/12/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.

"In Plain Sight" Screening, Experience Exhibit, and Discussion Panel - January 29th
Jan
29
6:30 pm18:30

"In Plain Sight" Screening, Experience Exhibit, and Discussion Panel - January 29th

  • Compassion First Headquarters

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Compassion First will be hosting the first Oregon screenings of "In Plain Sight," a documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who are fighting sex trafficking across America.

Mark your calendars for the following back-to-back events. We will host three screenings of the documentary on January 8th, 15th and 29th at the Compassion First Head Quarters, and January 18th at Valley Christian Center to highlight the problem of domestic sex trafficking. We will also highlight international sex trafficking with a powerful live exhibit! 

We will be hosting a diverse panel on the 29th to find out more about the issues of sex trafficking in Portland and what you can do to help! Listed below are our panel members!

"The feature-length documentary 'In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom' journeys to six US cities to open the viewer's eyes to crimes occurring 'in plain sight.' Through engaging interviews with survivors, the documentary brings to light the force, fraud, and coercion used against women and children victims. Despite the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of an aftercare home”.

Register Here

Panel Members:

Esther (Nelson) Craig spent a decade as a victim’s advocate for sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation survivors. She began her career in Reno, Nevada where she worked at the Crisis Call Center, doing emergency response advocacy for sex crimes victims, as well as hotline operation for crisis callers on the topics of domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, substance abuse, and negotiations with barricaded subjects for rural police departments. Esther later moved to Oregon where she worked at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Washington County’s rape crisis center. There she spent time as the volunteer manager and went on to found the agency’s commercial sexual exploitation of children unit. This unit is believed to be the first advocacy component of a CSEC multi-disciplinary emergency response team to have been created in the United States. As Program Manager of the SARC CSEC unit, Esther was responsible for supervising 5 staff, as well as multiple interns and volunteers. Her efforts were instrumental in the collaboration between many agencies which resulted in the creation of Oregon’s existing services for commercial sexual exploitation victims. During her career Esther has been awarded the "Volunteer of the Year" award, The Jan Hindman "Change" award (Presented by the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force), the "Protected Innocence" award (Presented by Shared Hope International), The Innocence Lost Task Force "Commendation" award (Presented by the FBI), The United States Attorney’s Office "Exceptional Service" award (presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office), and the Portland Police Bureau's "Unit Commendation" award (Presented by the Portland Police Bureau).  Esther holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marylhurst University.

Former Sergeant Mike Geiger recently retired after serving more than 25 years as a police officer in Portland. Prior to his retirement he was the supervisor of the Portland Police Human Trafficking Unit. While supervising the Sex Crimes Unit, (Ret.) Sergeant Geiger initiated a proposal to re-define the Portland Police response to human trafficking and child exploitation. From that work the Portland Police underwent an internal reorganization and transferred the investigative function from the Drug Unit to the Detective Division Sex Crimes Unit. In 2010, the Portland Police created a full time detective unit focused on the investigation of child sex trafficking and compelling prostitution. (Ret.) Sergeant Geiger was placed in charge of that unit and has since, been dedicated to creating a collaborative approach to the identification of victims and development of a team that focuses on the restoration of those victimized by sexual exploitation and accountability for their exploiters. (Ret.) Sergeant Geiger has conducted numerous trainings throughout the United States and is currently working with the United States Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice to train officials in Indonesia in their fight against human trafficking.

Dr. Dean Moshofsky (or Dr. Dean as our CF staff and girls refer to him) is a beloved Beaverton, Oregon pediatrician. He and his wife Sarah, a full time volunteer with Compassion First, have 4 grown children and are actively serving with CF in their empty nest years. Dean has been on the Board of Directors since 2008 and Sarah began her volunteering in 2009 as a Banquet Co-Director. Dean is also a member of the Compassion First Advisory Board and together Dean and Sarah are Co-Directors of Care, overseeing the clinical staff in Indonesia. Serving children, in his local community, as a pediatrician with Metropolitan Pediatrics is an ongoing joy for Dr. Dean. As the father of four, he seeks to provide excellent care to each of his patients because every child is someone's son or daughter. His compassionate care and medical expertise benefit his work as an advisory board member and as an overseer of clinical care for Compassion First. His love and vision for the CF family in Indonesia continue to challenge him to grow and learn how to provide best practices in a country where resources are limited. These areas of growth and experience in Indonesia will surely be beneficial as we establish the work of CF locally in the midst of a multitude of resources.

Sarah Moshofsky, a longtime volunteer in the community, has found her place at Compassion First. After 5 years of directing the banquet events, Sarah has joined Dean in overseeing the care team as well as supervising local and international interns. She believes her greatest asset in overseeing care and interns is her background in child development, family relationships and special education. Much of her experience that lends to this work however is what she learned while raising their 4 children. It is this experience that lends credibility to developing a “family” environment in which survivors can heal, be safe, loved, challenged, encouraged, and where they can dream!

 

Jan
22
7:00 pm19:00

House of Engedi Informational Gathering

  • Albany Oregon

Compassion First will be hosting an informational gathering about the future of House of Engedi and our initiatives to serve local survivors. We will present both on the implementation of out Local Response Teams, as well as cast the vision for the clinical care we are building out.

This will be a great chance to learn more about how to be involved in this new phase for House of Engedi, while also giving you the chance to meet the Compassion First team and hear their heart for local survivors.

Our event will be held in Albany Oregon. The address will emailed to everyone who registers below.

Please Click Here to Register for the Event

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 18th
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 18th

  • Valley Christian Center

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Compassion First will be hosting the first Oregon screenings of "In Plain Sight," a documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who are fighting sex trafficking across America.

Mark your calendars for the following back-to-back events. We will host three screenings of the documentary on January 8th, 15th and 29th at the Compassion First Head Quarters, and January 18th at Valley Christian Center to highlight the problem of domestic sex trafficking. We will also highlight international sex trafficking with a powerful live exhibit! 

"The feature-length documentary 'In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom' journeys to six US cities to open the viewer's eyes to crimes occurring 'in plain sight.' Through engaging interviews with survivors, the documentary brings to light the force, fraud, and coercion used against women and children victims. Despite the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of an aftercare home”.

Register Here

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 15th
Jan
15
6:30 pm18:30

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 15th

  • Compassion First Headquarters

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Compassion First will be hosting the first Oregon screenings of "In Plain Sight," a documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who are fighting sex trafficking across America.

Mark your calendars for the following back-to-back events. We will host three screenings of the documentary on January 8th, 15th and 29th at the Compassion First Head Quarters, and January 18th at Valley Christian Center to highlight the problem of domestic sex trafficking. We will also highlight international sex trafficking with a powerful live exhibit! 

"The feature-length documentary 'In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom' journeys to six US cities to open the viewer's eyes to crimes occurring 'in plain sight.' Through engaging interviews with survivors, the documentary brings to light the force, fraud, and coercion used against women and children victims. Despite the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of an aftercare home”.

Register Here

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 8th
Jan
8
6:30 pm18:30

"In Plain Sight" Screening and Experience Exhibit - January 8th

  • Compassion First Headquarters

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Compassion First will be hosting the first Oregon screenings of "In Plain Sight," a documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who are fighting sex trafficking across America.

Mark your calendars for the following back-to-back events. We will host three screenings of the documentary on January 8th, 15th and 29th at the Compassion First Head Quarters, and January 18th at Valley Christian Center to highlight the problem of domestic sex trafficking. We will also highlight international sex trafficking with a powerful live exhibit! 

"The feature-length documentary 'In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom' journeys to six US cities to open the viewer's eyes to crimes occurring 'in plain sight.' Through engaging interviews with survivors, the documentary brings to light the force, fraud, and coercion used against women and children victims. Despite the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of an aftercare home”.

Register Here

 

Freedom Advocacy
Jan
1
Feb 11

Freedom Advocacy

January is NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH and in honor of those living in slavery around the world, Compassion First invites you to join the Freedom Advocacy Campaign. 

From January 1 - February 1 Compassion First Freedom Advocates have the opportunity to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; to bring to light those who live in darkness, and to give the very best to whom some consider the very least.


Holy Night Christmas Concert
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

Holy Night Christmas Concert

  • Alpenrose Dairy Dairyville

The Holy Night Christmas Concert is an event to benefit Compassion First's Holy Night campaign! The concert kicks off at 7:00 with free treats and cocoa provided before the show.

This event will include the premier of the most recent Holy Night update video followed by a beautiful selection of Christmas songs by the incredible and talented Westside Singers!

Tickets are $5 for Children and $10 for Adults

Oct
26
4:00 pm16:00

"From Numbers to Names" - Banquet & Experience Exhibit

  • Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 will mark our sixth annual "From Numbers to Names" Banquet, Experience Exhibit & Silent Auction--a benefit to bring about freedom and hope for the young girls in our care. This year's theme is LOVE--love in the midst of trial, love as our motivation, and love as it never fails us. 

For Full Banquet DetailsClick Here.

Sep
27
5:00 pm17:00

The Lantern Walk - A 5K Walk for Freedom

Sign up for our first ever 5k Walk for Freedom! The Lantern Walk is taking place on September 27, 2014. You can register as an individual or coordinate a friendly work-team competition! Either way, you'll be helping survivors!

To register as a freedom walker, please visit thelanternwalk.org or contact Bickey Lloyd (blloyd@compassionfirst.org; 503. 207.1315).