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About Me:
Mothers Fighting Poverty: Rhonda Case, Portland, Oregon
Posted on May 6, 2013 by NCC Poverty Initiative Director (NCC = National Council of Churches)
Leading up to Mother’s Day, the NCC Poverty Initiative is sharing a series of stories lifting up, celebrating, and praying for mothers who are fighting poverty and alleviating suffering in their communities.
Prayer for Rhonda: God, thank you for expressing your love through Rhonda to women in Oregon who draw on her to discover their own resilience. Thank you for filling her heart with love of her neighbor. When times get tough, fill her with your grace and courage. Bless and strengthen her family and her work. In good times and bad, let her life overflow with the deepest joy that only You can give. Amen.
Recognized by: Karen Hessel, former Director of the Justice for Women program of the NCC, who says “Women in or near poverty takes on many dimensions. Those of who have had to deal with the expenses of the legal system, medical and other unprotected costs can plunge women and families into near poverty quickly regardless of education and skill levels. We are all vulnerable. Thank you for doing this project.“
Rhonda Case was an educator for more than 27 years. After more than a decade of struggle with legal and safety issues of protecting her own child from serious harm, she felt “called” to act on her commitment to “bring the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence down to earth with a grassroots pilot project in Portland Oregon as a way of transforming our family’s sorrow and suffering into healing for others by working to affect urgently needed social change.” A colleague in Oregon, whose organization won a Gloria Award in May 2012, and has now become a part of Portland” Communities Inspired to SAIV, wrote, ” You are one of those people whose entire life is a contribution to the cause!”
Rhonda wishes to see the issue of intimate violence (child protection from abusive parents, spousal and intimate partner abuse, and all related issues both in terms of protective services and public policy and training) brought to the forefront of social justice and peace ministries in the faith community. Her volunteer leadership in 2012-13 led to the creation of a successful pilot project bringing together faith based and community groups for strategic prevention and healing as a goal; seeking to eradicate intimate violence by transforming the societal structures from which it arises. Rhonda has served as SAIV Liasion, building communities of mutual support for strategic collaboration through “Portland: Communities Inspired to SAIV”. This new collaborative has formed mutual partnerships to protect the human rights of women children and other oppressed groups whose rights continue to be trampled by violence that is economic, social and personal. SAIV, Portland, offers a way of empowering those whose basic human rights have been violated through intentional connections of key community people engaged in preventing and stopping intimate violence.
Rhonda Case has become a key leader to stop intimate violence in collaboration with faith communities and related non-profits through her partnership with SAIV. She deserves affirmation for her bold leap of faith to risk all for the sake of her “call” to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with her God. We are grateful that she continues with energy, intelligence, imagination and love to reach out to those who can share in this work in ways that are effective and may possibly lead to actual employment in her new vocation (as the scarce personal resources she has garnered are tapped dry). Her resilient spirit inspires me to believe that this is indeed possible!

- Thank you to my dear friend and SAIV colleague, Karen McLean Hessel for this beautiful Mothers' Day gift in 2013

My Passions:
Human rights for women and children / Connecting / Learning

My Challenges:
Courage at the end of the day. Mornings are easy as the angels and birds seem to sing most clearly then.

My Vision for the Future:
A peaceful world where children and women are

My Areas of Expertise:
Autodidact in the intersection between domestic violence and family law. Educated in the trenches of family court.

Comments

MESSA's picture

Welcome friend

Good morning Rhoda,

Welcome to the worldPulse online community. Here, you will share experiences with dynamic people from diverse origins but who nurse the same dream to turn the world into a place safer for women and children.

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Yours,

MESSA

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

bien

bonjour!
Ma chére;prend courage,le lutte pour la pauvreté c'est un fardau du monde entier;et dont chaque pays,societé lutte pour la bien-être de sa population.prend courage nous sommes toute dans le lutte
bien de te lire!!!

neema

Rhonda Lee Case's picture

merci mille fois Neema!

Je suis ravie, mon amie, d'avoir cette reponse genereuse a mon message. Cela me donne vraiment le courage dont j'avais besoin ce matin pour continuer le travail que j'ai devant moi dans l'immediat et puis dans le futur. Luttons pour la justice and et la paix et les droits des femmes et des enfants - ensemble! Merci.
Rhonda

In hope and gratitude,
Rhonda

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

merci

bonjour!
mon amie! avec courage tout est possible;a savoir est que sans courage on perd tout ,mais avec courage on a toujour gagner la vie et reussite dqns nos activite;je suis aussi assistante sociale des enfants non accompagné dans une association de chez nous,

neema

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

Bonjour

je compte trop à vous; batissons ensemble car je suis aubout de mes force,ce dernier temps je suis chargé des jeunes filles dans notre communauté avec objectifs suivants:
comme nul n'ignore que dans la pouvreté chanqu'un se bat pour vivre;nous avons constaté que les filles de notre communauté spirituelle;à cause de la pauvreté elles s'exposent à des travaux disqualifiés(prostitution,filles de la rue,banditisme,,,) alors que sont de filles qui ses donnaient aux travaux de l'église.le peu que j'avais,avec d'autres menbres nous leurs avons donnés,mais vraiment sa ne tient pas.nous avons pensé à des pistes de solution suivant:
-les disposer un moyen pour quelque besoin qu'elles ont
-les initient au travaux manuels
-ect;
A present nous pansons comment les récuperés de ces travaux dont elles font;car nous avons constanté qu'elles sont victime de toute sortes des violences;

journée Angelique à vous et bon travail!!!
j'ai proposé aussi quelque piste de solution consernant la violence sur mon profile car notre communauté est aussi victime de tant des violences

neema

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

Bonjour

je compte trop à vous; batissons ensemble car je suis aubout de mes force,ce dernier temps je suis chargé des jeunes filles dans notre communauté avec objectifs suivants:
comme nul n'ignore que dans la pouvreté chanqu'un se bat pour vivre;nous avons constaté que les filles de notre communauté spirituelle;à cause de la pauvreté elles s'exposent à des travaux disqualifiés(prostitution,filles de la rue,banditisme,,,) alors que sont de filles qui ses donnaient aux travaux de l'église.le peu que j'avais,avec d'autres menbres nous leurs avons donnés,mais vraiment sa ne tient pas.nous avons pensé à des pistes de solution suivant:
-les disposer un moyen pour quelque besoin qu'elles ont
-les initient au travaux manuels
-ect;
A present nous pansons comment les récuperés de ces travaux dont elles font;car nous avons constanté qu'elles sont victime de toute sortes des violences;

journée Angelique à vous et bon travail!!!
j'ai proposé aussi quelque piste de solution consernant la violence sur mon profile car notre communauté est aussi victime de tant des violences

neema

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