Healing Hands

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Services

GROUP COUNSELING

Rebuilding life after abuse can feel lonely and overwhelming. Group counseling, led by social work staff, art and drama therapists, and other experts allows clients to find healing and strength through shared experiences.

THE HEALING CORNER

At Healing Hands, we believe that spiritual restoration should be part of the healing journey. In the healing corner, we encourage participants to express and live their faith freely. This is a small group of sept participants that meets every week for one hour for three months. To maintain the group dynamic, it’s important to commit for the duration of the group. The next cohort starts in May 2023, and enrollment will open in April 2022.

THE HEALING VAN

The healing van is Healing Hands’ signature service, which provides mobile emotional support. Shame being associated to sexual violence often prevent victims to seek help, that’s why the healing van goes into communities to bring the support needed. The healing van bring trained staff to educate, listen, validate and apply grounding techniques. It also provides refreshments and mood-enhancing snacks. To learn more about the healing van and how we can support your next gathering

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

If you decide to seek support from a therapist after sexual assault or abuse, you may have some questions. That’s perfectly normal. Working with a therapist can help you deal with some of the challenges you may be facing.

We offer free psychological assistance to victims. The focus of this psychological support is to deal with the direct consequences of abuse, in order to allow patients to be freed by speech, in a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment. This psychological assistance is provided by clinical professionals, trained in victimology. Individual run weekly or bi-weekly depending on the client’s need.
Referral: info@healinghandsint.com

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

We believe in our clients and in their potential to live positive experiences after trauma. Determined to play an essential and decisive role in the lives of our survivors, we offer suitable guidance to achieve self-confidence, self-motivation, and ultimately financial freedom. Through workshops, webinars, trainings we offer:

PEER NETWORKING

Expand survivors’ connections to each other

Networking does not always evolve naturally among survivors, that’s why we are intentional about bringing survivors together and helping them to stay connected based on their interests. For example, we encourage women who started running their own businesses to promote other women entrepreneurs or aspiring to entrepreneurship and business opportunities. When survivors are connected to each other:

The peer networking program meets every month virtually and every two in person for two hours. To join this group, send a request to: yourhealinghandsint@gmail.com

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Healing Hands provides information and trainings to community members on sexual violence, human trafficking, trauma, and black cultural topics. Staff can facilitate trainings in the various languages spoken at the agency. In addition, Healing Hands participates in various community meetings, events and partnerships.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)is designed to coach girls between the age 10-21, and teach them how to improve their confidence, self-esteem and body image. We want to train our young girls and give them the right tools to make the right choice when they have to. We believe that if we “ Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

The YEP program is a preventive program that promotes healthy, respectful relationship in the family structure and the community.
The YEP program operates under three (3) forms

WELLNESS-FOLKLORIC GROUP

This group shares movement traditions and diverse dance forms of the African diaspora and African American culture. The repertoire includes African dance styles, and various cultural forms. This group is led by dance artists, percussionists, educators, and performers. Classes are offered both in-person and virtually.

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