Community Awareness

2021 Initiative – Bringing Healing to the Cities:

Our research has revealed a disproportionate affect of abortion on black/African American and Hispanic women in our state and local Southeastern Wisconsin counties.

Here are the stats:

What do these numbers and pie graphs mean? The trend is consistent, whether in our country as a whole, our state as a whole, or each individual county we’ve researched, even though the population of black and Hispanic women is much lower than the population of white women, the abortion rates for black and Hispanic women are much higher than white women. Here is a detailed description of what you see in this image:

United States 2016 (top left):

  • White population is 71.2% and 12.3% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 16.1% and 26.3% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 12.7% and 61.4% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

State of Wisconsin 2018 (top middle):

  • White population is 86.3% and 8.5% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 7.0% and 24.8% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 6.7% and 66.7% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

Kenosha County 2018 (top right):

  • White population is 80.7% and 16.9% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 12.5% and 28.2% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 6.8% and 54.9% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

Racine County 2018 (bottom left):

  • White population is 76.5% and 15.7% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 11.0% and 26.5% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 12.5% and 57.8% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

Milwaukee County 2018 (bottom middle):

  • White population is 60.0% and 13.0% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 14.6% and 24.0% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 25.4% and 63.0% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

Rock County 2018 (bottom right):

  • White population is 80.7% and 15.7% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 White women).
  • Hispanic population is 12.5% and 26.5% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Hispanic women).
  • Black population is 6.8% and 57.8% of the abortion rate (per 1,000 Black women).

We want to reach ALL women and men for healing, but in complete transparency, in the past six years we’ve only reached the black and Hispanic community for healing 1% of the time. We are going to be deliberate in changing our outreach and diversity of service this year.

Our goal is to reach 25 black and Hispanic women and men in 2021 at our 5 retreat dates for healing this year in addition to the white women and men we’ve traditionally served each year. To do this, we need your help. Please share these retreat dates with your churches, your neighbors, your family and friends.

If you’d like these stats emailed to you, please contact Donna Brendel at donnajane@twentythree61.com.

Retreat Dates:

Retreat dates are available for English speakers and Spanish speakers. Click the images below to go to the retreat page to learn more and register.

Retreat dates for English speakers. Click here to register for a retreat:

Retreat date for Spanish speakers. Click here to register for a retreat:

Sharing and Speaking:

It’s a difficult topic to discuss, but when a post-abortive woman or man is triggered by any number of things: death in the family, adverse health diagnosis, family and friends having babies or grandbabies, trauma in the community, and many others, the time for healing becomes an urgent need. And we are here to help.

If you’re interested in having us present our panel of speakers come to you to share our testimonies about abortion trauma and healing from post-abortion distress through our retreats and Bible studies, please contact us to learn more and schedule a date. Our speaking engagements are free, but we accept free-will donations if offered.

We’ve presented to a wide array of audiences, from a State Conference, to college events, church luncheons, and small women’s home groups. We can adjust our panel size to fit your needs, based on your audience size and demographics.

Support This Initiative:

If you’d like to join our Alliance of Bringing Healing to the Cities, please contact Donna Brendel at donnajane@twentythree61.com to set up a time to discuss the details. We’re looking for churches, para-church service organizations, and individuals to help us spread the awareness of this issue, share our retreat dates, and encourage women and men to seek healing.

If you’d like to help support this initiative financially, to provide scholarships and/or travel costs, please go to our donation page and choose the dropdown designation option: Bringing Healing to the Cities.

Podcast – It’s Complicated:

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Listen to our podcast to hear about our programs, and to hear testimonies from our team as well as our clients. Please share with us suggestions of what topics you’d like us to discuss in future episodes.

Share our podcast as another way to help others learn about our ministry and what healing from abortion can do to help, no matter how long it’s been since the procedure took place.

Awareness:

Working with our community and providing clarity and insights from those of us who’ve been there on the topics of post-abortion trauma, sexual trauma, and pornography/sex addiction is a vital part of our mission and vision. You will find us at various community events. We are also available to come and host an awareness meeting or event at your facility.

Many people who suffer in silence have held their secret for years and even decades, and a meeting or event is just the type of safe place where anyone interested in these topics can come to learn more without the fear of exposing painful secrets.

We believe that the benefits of healing can transform individuals, families and entire communities.

Education:

We’ve launched Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) using REAL Essentials curriculum from The Center for Relationship Education in Colorado as an evidence-based approach to prevent and reduce the amount of suffering in our community caused by abortion and sexual abuse, in addition to a vast array of other youth risk concerns. SRAE teaches the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, career readiness, conflict resolution, resisting sexual coercion, protection from dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use, all without normalizing teen sexual activity.

Watch these videos for some samples of what students will learn through this curriculum:

“Relationship DUI – are you sure you’re in love?”  https://youtu.be/CwlLyhebmro

“REAL Essentials Helps Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure in Northern Colorado”  https://youtu.be/w-7c0LwYLA8

 Meet Clare  https://youtu.be/jVaid4C2iTQ

We will bring this education, the materials as well as the teachers to any school, homeschool co-op, community group, church group or summer session in Kenosha, Racine, or Walworth Counties.

Please contact us to learn more about this opportunity.

Who can partner with us?

  • Churches
  • Pregnancy Centers
  • Prisons
  • Community Organizations

How can we help you?

  • We can be a resource to help  you learn the signs and symptoms of post-abortion and sexual abuse/addiction trauma.
  • We can keep you up to date on local abortion and sexual/pornography addiction statistics and current events in our culture.
  • We can speak at your services/events.

How can you help us?

  • Tell people about us.
  • Share and list our services in your literature.
  • Pray for our ministry.
  • Volunteer.
  • Support us financially.