SURVIVOR GATHERINGS

Inspired by victims and survivors, Journey to Bethany has established a monthly gathering. This is a safe, welcoming space where survivors can connect with those who share similar experiences. At each gathering we present an activity and tools to help foster peace, hope and healing. You are welcome on any third Tuesday and can invite a support person to join you if needed. You may share or contribute as much or as little as is comfortable for you.

Journey to Bethany Survivor Gathering | Monthly, Third Tuesdays
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
HJ’s Community Center, 6425 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113 (Brookside Area)
If you have questions please email us or call Jennifer Prusa at 816-683-8999.

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE GATHERING?

The group gathers in the Patio Room just inside the front door and to the right. We also have the option to meet outside around a firepit. When people arrive, they help themselves to coffee, water and light snacks, and they make a nametag. Whitney True-Francis and Jennifer Prusa are there to greet everyone.

We sit at a table or around the fire and introduce ourselves. Then we begin an activity that helps us discover self-care and access tools for coping, healing, and hope. You can share and contribute as much or as little is as comfortable for you. Survivors have found the conversation to be helpful, hopeful, and validating.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR SUPPORT PERSON?

Yes. That person can participate in the group, listen, or sit outside the room. Whatever works for you.

LOCATION AND ADDRESS

HJ’s Community Center, 6425 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113

HJ’s is located in the Brookside neighborhood on the east side of Wornall Road, just south of Meyer Boulevard. It is adjacent to the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail and south of the blue Meyer West Condominiums tower.

PARKING

Parking is readily available in the HJs Community Center lot.

ABOUT THE VENUE

If you want to become comfortable with the space by looking at a few photos, please CLICK HERE, and scroll to the bottom of the page for photos and a virtual tour.  Our event will be held in the West Patio Room and, if attendees would like, around the firepit. HJ’s is a facility provided by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; the community center is not a traditional church building.

2022 SCHEDULE

Journey to Bethany Survivor Gathering | Monthly, Third Tuesdays | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

June 21

July 19

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15 (tentative)