When a hard times, crisis, or trauma happens, it can lead to a downward spiral or it can also be an opportunity for growth and change. In our experience, some people are knocked over and have a hard time getting back up but some grow stronger from their experience.
EPCARES consists of teams across the city committed to coming alongside those who feel stuck, alone, or are vulnerable to exploitative or unhealthy relationships and trauma. Team members go to local truck stops, the homeless, motels, convenience stores, bus stations, clubs, and other businesses with resources and just to be a friend.
We also bring posters of missing children in hopes that our community will reach out to them or anyone in need.
Team members are survivors, credentialed victim advocates, nurses, social workers, teachers and more who have experience and training in trauma and healing so they can help support those in crisis and collaborate with other organizations in El Paso involved in reaching and strengthening these precious individuals. The number one factor in resilience is strong healthy supportive relationships and we focus on connecting people with healthy community! Our goal is that nobody in our community ever believes the lie that no one cares about them. Prayer, guidance by the Holy Spirit, and unconditional love with healthy boundaries are the pillars of EPCARES.
BELIEF - Every life is God's most precious creation
VISION - Anyone vulnerable to abuse, exploitation or human trafficking would be found, free and flourishing
MISSION - Educate and equip our community to join us in supporting vulnerable individuals
VALUES - Committed, Accountable, Respectful, Educated Empathy, Spiritually led