What is the Empathy Encounter?
The empathy encounter is a real life experience, provided by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, for business owners, executives and community leaders to feel, first hand, the pain and frustration of a segment of the population that is currently living without a housing. The Empathy Encounter allows you the opportunity to spend one night in a homeless shelter, incognito.
What Is Required to Participate?
First, you have to be invited to participate. Second, you will need to select a night to sleep at the shelter and third, you will need to reach out to your friends and ask them to sponsor you. The goal is that each participant would raise a minimum of $1,000. Additionally, each participant will produce a video before the encounter and one after the encounter sharing how their experience impacted them. Finally, after participating in the Encounter, you would need to challenge 2 of your friends to do the same.