Outreach & Awareness

Building Connections

It takes an entire community to make change happen. By increasing community conversations on topics like equity, healthy relationships, social justice, personal power, healthy masculinity and affirming space, we can set the groundwork for building connections, individual and community transformations, and the skills to move from bystander to change agent.

If you would like to bring a HopeWorks representative to your community fair or event, or would like to discuss how your organization can work in partnership with HopeWorks, please contact the Community Engagement Department at outreach@wearehopeworks.org or call (410) 997-0304.

Engaging Men & Boys

Too often when the subjects of sexual assault and relationship violence are discussed, men and boys are left out of the conversation. Doing this substantially diminishes the important role men and boys should play in the prevention of gendered violence.

HopeWorks’ male outreach coordinator facilitates a series of Community Listening Sessions on topics such as; the meaning of masculinity, the ways in which we come to understand manhood and the pathways to practicing love. Visit our Events page for information about upcoming sessions.

To learn about opportunities for workshops for your organization contact Community Engagement Coordinator, Japjyot Singh at (410) 997 – 0304.

HopeWorks in the Community

HopeWorks in the Community is a 90-minute presentation outlining the mission, vision and services of the agency. At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: articulate the mission of HopeWorks, identify the seven service areas of the agency, and engage in a discussion about five important facts related to the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. To schedule a presentation for your organization or group please contact the Community Engagement Department at outreach@wearehopeworks.org or call (410) 997-0304.

I Can I Will Create Peace

In this interactive workshop participants talk about all the things—big and small— that they can do to create peaceful, healthy relationships and communities. Then each participant creates an inspiring 4×4 violence prevention plaque to take home as a keepsake. This workshop is appropriate for people aged eight and older. To schedule a workshop for your organization or group please contact the Community Engagement Department at outreach@wearehopeworks.org or call (410) 997-0304.

Survivor Speakers Bureau

HopeWorks’ Survivors Speakers Bureau presents the varied voices and real-life experience of those who have survived sexual, domestic, and dating violence. Members of our Speakers Bureau are telling their truth, giving voice to the pain and suffering, as well as to the strength, resilience, and recovery that many survivors experience.

For details on how to request a speaker for your event please contact the Community Engagement Department at outreach@wearehopeworks.org or call (410) 997-0304.

Cut-It-Out: Salons Against Domestic Abuse

Cut It Out is a 90-minute workshop for salon professionals providing training on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of intimate partner violence and how to safely and confidentially refer clients, friends, family and co-workers to help.

To schedule a training program at your salon please contact our Community Engagement Department at outreach@wearehopeworks.org or call (410) 997-0304.

24-Hour Sexual, Dating and Domestic Violence Helpline: (410) 997-2272

HopeWorks

 

9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Suite 300

Columbia, MD, 21046

(410) 997-0304