Encouragers Ministry Disclosure Statement:
We appreciate that you have become vulnerable enough to seek out help with what you are going through and finding the way forward with the aid of one of our trained Encouragers. We want to insure you the discussions and information disclosed to your Encourager is considered very personal and ethically it will be held in strictest confidence.
However, a greater concern is acting in a responsible way to ensure everyone's safety. The following conditions are two areas where your Encourager has been instructed to waive the confidentiality agreement and take action to ensure the safety of every individual:
1. Suspicion of child/elder abuse - We reserve the right and/or may be mandated by law to report child abuse or suspicion of child/elder abuse of any type to the proper authorities,
2. Threats to harm self or others - We reserve the right and/or may be mandated by law to disclose to the appropriate person, agency or civil authorities any threats of harm that a person may attempt or desire to do to one's self or to others.