Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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St. Luke's Lutheran Church 
3030 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Tara Noyes 
The Sophia Way 
425-463-6285 ext. 104 

Companion Training with Kae Eaton 

The Sophia Way is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another companion training workshop led by Kae Eaton of the Mental Health Chaplaincy. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to serve individuals experiencing homelessness as a companion through The Sophia Way or another agency.

How do you support the individuals in your community who live with mental illness, insecure housing or chemical dependency? How do you move from a transactional exchange to a relational engagement, enabling substantive change?

Companionship is designed to encourage compassionate awareness for those struggling within our neighborhoods and communities of faith. The training develops skills to listen consciously with openness, along with an awareness of limits and boundaries, easing the isolation these difficulties often bring. Learn how you can integrate Companionship into your faith community with your ushers, social justice teams, pastoral care teams and staff.

Kae Eaton is Chaplain and Executive Director of the Mental Health Chaplaincy, working with individuals and families experiencing mental illness or homelessness in Seattle and throughout the Northwest.  Kae’s trainings support both secular and faith-based communities who are engaged with and support those who are disadvantaged using the practice of Companionship, through ministries of hospitality and outreach. 

Kae holds a Masters in Theology, Counseling Psychology and Spiritual Direction from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.  She is a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Parish in Seattle.

Please note that this workshop will be taking place upstairs in St. Luke's, not in our Sophia's Place shelter in the back/basement as previous Companion Workshops have been!