For example: expenses for car repair, an infant car seat, fuel, other transportation, job interviewing apparel, literacy classes, child care provider, key document replacements funds, and much more. Butterflies is just a simple non-profit, caring for one’s simple needs.
Separate and distinct, Butterflies also facilities small groups for those who are yet provoked or struggling with the vices listed above, but are committed to total deliverance. A beginning focus in our groups, is to consider one’s adverse childhood-adolescent experiences, in an effort to expose root contributors to pathological behavioral disorders. Traumatologist, sociologist, and physicians, often point to these strong correlations. In fact, many researchers say it is so strong, that some “addictions” are more attributable to these experiences, than the addictive characteristics of the drug itself. In short, emotional handicaps from childhood, are often “stuffed” in what I refer to as the “bag of pain”. Unrecognized and silenced, eventually painful experiences in this bag re-emerge in stealth, causing an array of coping mechanisms that can lead to self-destructive behavior patterns.
Butterflies regards these vices as “caterpillar” living! Yet we also believe that with God, and the caring hearts of people…. Caterpillars can become Butterflies in process!
(Partner Organizations: Friends of The Children ● YMCA ● Union Gospel Mission ● Urban Bridges ● Faithful Friends)
Donations can be mailed to:
Butterflies & Feathers | PO Box 20955 | Portland, Or 97294