Journey of Hope is a community forum on living mentally well that takes place every January. The event offers an opportunity to interact with mental health and community leaders, learn about local resources and, best of all, to celebrate hope.
January 2019, exact day TBD
New Life Community Church
990 James Way
Pismo Beach, CA
*This is a free community event, no RSVPs required. Resource tables will be available before the event starting at 5pm, and after the event at 8pm.
JENNIFER STORM | Author & appointed Pennsylvania Victim AdvocateJennifer presents one woman’s recovery from addiction, trauma and adversity and identifies key components of what can help a person turn their lives around. She speaks firsthand about the complexities of biological and emotional responses of trauma, sexual assault, the effects of substance abuse and recovery. Jennifer is the ultimate survivor, turned thriver, having recently chronicled her own story of victimization and recovery in her critically acclaimed memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing up and Drying out in America.
Check out her 2014 TEDxTalk at Muncy State Prison to find out more about Jennifer's work: