Many if not most of you have now met Kelly Orr through her video presentation at Christ Reformation Church last Sunday, and through her book, You Know Me. I am writing this post to invite anyone who feels so led and is able to assist us in raising funds for Kelly’s licensing program at Indiana State University.
Kelly already holds a masters degree in Agency Counseling, but in order to meet state licensing requirements to be a practicing Licenses Mental Health Counselor, she needs to complete more classes. We know Kelly quite well now and I can confidently commend her to you as a person who is a very gifted counselor, particularly in this area of victimization by domestic abusers and narcissists – for both children and adults. Kelly and her children have been through incredible suffering at the hands of evil – including oppression from her ex-church. But she is a survivor, and the big smile you see on her face evidencing that here is a person who has emerged from that darkness with the joy of Christ within. And much, much wisdom.
You all know that there is a drought of qualified, wise counselors and therapists when it comes to helping abuse victims heal, and to be wise about the wicked motives and tactics of abusers. It will be a huge benefit to be able to help place Kelly in this field. Counseling in this day, as you may know, can be done at distance even if clients live far away from the therapist. And more, obtaining this licensure will enable Kelly to enter a career in which she can freely support herself and her family.
I know that most abuse survivors are not at all wealthy and that not all will be able to help in this project, so please do not feel pressured. But for anyone who is able and who would like to help, you can donate in the following ways:
- Mail a check to Christ Reformation Church, 7450 Alderbrook Rd., Tillamook, OR 97141
- Donate via Paypal at our account there, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly, by the way, will be able to complete this program in just one school year. I will keep you all posted on the status of the fundraising and let you know when we have enough to cover her tuition and books.