As an organization we understand trauma to be: An emotional or psychological response to an event or series of events. Trauma occurs when an individual is unable or unwilling to process and move forward through the hurt and pain caused by the event or series of events. We understand trauma to be deeply distressing and disturbing. We also understand that because trauma is not a specific event, it can occur over a wide spectrum.

Some events that could lead to traumatization include (but are not limited to):

  • Homelessnes
  • Sexual Assault
    Sexual Assault
  • Violence
  • Child Abuse
    Child Abuse
  • Neglect
  •  Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Loss of a loved one
    Loss of a loved one
  • Motor  Accident
    Motor Accident
  • Loss of  employment
    Loss of employment

As an organization we understand that trauma impacts every area of life. The Healing House, Inc. seeks to provide a holistic approach to healing. Our program services span across a variety of areas to help address the negative impact in that particular area caused by trauma. Our primary programming includes:

Community Programming: Elevate

A community initiative that provides a wide variety of behavioral health and supportive services to women in our community that have been negatively impacted or affected by trauma. Elevate seeks to address and reduce the effects of social and behavioral health issues, in order to improve participants quality of life.

Elevate aims to help participants grow and develop through:

  • Counseling
  • Trauma-Focused Coaching
  • Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills
  • Health and Wellness
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Workforce Readiness Training
  • Post-secondary Education Development
  • Child Care and Parenting Skills
  • Housing Placement Assistance

Residential Programming: Genesis

A transitional living program for at-risk young women ages 18-24. This may include but is not limited to: young women that have exited the foster care program, young women transitioning from a youth or homeless shelter, and young women exiting a juvenile or adult correctional facility.

Genesis focuses on helping young women develop crucial life skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood. Genesis participants will receive One-on-One and Group Mentorship, Counseling, Trauma-Focused Life Coaching, and Life Skills Development. Program participants can also expect interpersonal development, introspective growth, and intentional connections.

Genesis participants will also receive services through our community programming (Elevate) during their program enrollment.
Our goal is to keep these young women connected to services to help promote continued social-emotional and behavioral skills growth.

Minority Impact Initiative

The Healing House supports a focused and prioritized approach to minority mental health and recovery through our Minority Impact Initiative. The Minority Impact Initiative addresses Epigenetics, Historical and Generational Trauma, and Social and Emotional Intelligence to break cycles of learned helplessness, close mental health gaps, and reduce/eliminate the stigma of counseling and mental health support in the minority community.

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