Established in 2006, Healing Roots offers survivors a safe space and access to resources that promote healing and connection. Our advocates understand how our unique history has shaped our community, as we support the individual safety needs and strengths of each survivor. Our services include:
Advocacy and Support
One-on-one support for survivors to create individual safety plans and begin their journey towards healing. Advocates help survivors’ access resources from Bradley Angle or connect them with resources from providers in the community.
Healing Roots Support Groups
Culturally specific, topic-based support groups that explore domestic violence, healthy relationships, and healing from trauma, while creating a safe space for Black and African-American survivors to share and learn from one another. Light meals, bus tickets, and free childcare are offered for all group sessions.
Experiencing or witnessing domestic violence is a traumatic experience for children. Healing Roots advocates provide one-on-one support to help survivors and their children, learn, grow, and heal together. We also connect survivors with local resources that help them—and their loved ones—grow and thrive.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Healing Roots Program, please contact our Healing Roots Coordinator, Kenya Ifemelu, at firstname.lastname@example.org.