Empathy Encounter

Business Owners, Executives and Community Leaders have a rare opportunity to spend the night in one of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission’s Cold Weather Shelters to experience the pain and frustration of a segment of the population living without housing. Upon accepting the challenge, you will spend one night at our homeless shelter, incognito, with your friends and colleagues sponsoring your experience. Unless you have experienced homelessness, most individuals do not know or understand the challenges and complexities of finding a restroom, shelter, clothing or a hot meal. The Empathy Encounter will allow you to walk in the shoes of the marginalized in our society.  When the Encounter is done, the Hope is that genuine Empathy, not sympathy, will fill your Heart. Learn more HERE