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Active Rest Stops Double in 2014

In 2014, Responder Life doubled its active Rest Stops to 16, mostly in the Portland Oregon and Clark County Washington region. Three more locations will open by the last day of February 2015, including a church in Sherwood Oregon, and a Washington apartment building located in an area with a high incidence of trouble calls.[…]

Rest Stop Prompts Peace Talk

The shouts came from the field University Park Baptist Church allows local junior high footballers to practice on. “I hate the police! I hate them!” It was September 2014, just days after a young high school student had been tased by Portland Police. Senior Pastor Chad Nieuwendorp heard the exclamations from his church, which hosts[…]

Key Volunteers Recognized

Two volunteers were recognized by Responder Life executive director Trey Doty at an informal gathering of organization leaders recently. Anthony “Tony” Kollias, sergeant with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, was recognized for his work in leading peer communities and discipleship groups among police professionals in the Portland area. Mike Sullivan, a business development professional with[…]

A Look Inside our Haiti Missions

By Tom McGranahan We Have Come a Long Way Since April 2011! God has been stretching and growing us since we started serving in Haiti in April 2011. Our first trip was a fantastic time. It opened doors and helped us, to form relationships. We learned a great deal about the Police National Haiti which[…]

Haitian Police Trained By Responder Life Mission Team

Responder Life’s Haiti mission team completed its 8th police training and service trip in November (2014). Five trainers instructed police and security officers from the communities of Carrefour and Jacmel. While the trainers instructed, a service team of six individuals served at a home for widows, and an orphanage for boys and girls. When asked[…]

Responder Life Launches Peer Mentor Workshop

On November 18, Responder Life introduced its Peer Mentoring workshop series to 26 trainees from several state and local agencies in Portland. The workshops are a cornerstone of RL’s new Leadership Center program, which will proactively provide training in order to develop resiliency in trainees before trauma takes place. The workshops were lead by Responder[…]