Jesus came to heal the broken hearted and set the captive free, and, as believers, our mission is be the hands and feet of Jesus in this mission. Pastors, counselors, first responders, and many other Community Caregivers are offering their time and talents to help our city heal, but our communities are in crisis. Trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicide are at an all time high, and our Community Caregivers are stressed out, overworked, and burning out. We believe COLLABORATION IS KEY to mitigating the impact of trauma in our community. To that end, we desire to support and resource our Community Caregivers so they can do what they are called to do, and Safe Harbor is a program designed to do just that!
Collaboration is key to the success of our community! We serve both faith-based and non-faith-based organizations and agencies with quality, professional services. Details are below.
Counselors, pastors, medical professionals, first responders, and many others are valued as our Community Caregivers. These people include those whose sole responsibility is the health or safety of our community. As our Community Caregivers are strengthened, our community will naturally grow and be strengthened.
We offer Community Caregivers events to help you get to know one another and to begin to strengthen the healing infrastructure of Kansas City. These events include Appreciation Events, Loaves & Fish Gatherings, and trainings tailored to improve the health and wellbeing of the staff in these amazing organizations.
Biblical Counseling Support
For the biblical counselors, prayer ministers, and others facilitating spiritual healing in our community, we offer trainings on:
Prayer Ministry Basics
and other topics relevant to prayer ministry
Melissa Finger and Stefanie Hinman will come and speak to your group on healing and trauma-informed care. Whether you are a healing ministry, a network of professionals, a church, or a school, we would be happy to come and present a topic relevant to the mental health and spiritual well-being of your group.
Clinically-based Trainings with CEUs
We offer Professional Training for the mental health and life coach community that is trauma-informed and research-based. Some of our trainings include:
Working With Dissociative Identity Disorder
Trauma Coping Systems
and many more
At some point, you may find yourself in need of a referral for one of the people in your care. The Trauma Healing Center offers two options for this: join our Safe Harbor community and meet people to expand your own referral network or use our Community Resources page to find options that may work.
We are more than just "google for resources." We make an effort to develop relationships with those we recommend through our staff and our board members. This allows us to offer quality referrals for specific issues and circumstances.
If your neighborhood, school, church, or other organization is experiencing a crisis that is impacting your entire group, we may be able to help. We have a list of Community Caregivers that are available to come together and help the community in the time of need, and to refer you to longer-term resources as needed.
About Safe Harbor
We all need a safe place to dock!
Each of our organizations are how we reach the lost and hurting people in the community. But at the end of the day, we each need a safe place to go to process our experiences and restore our hearts and minds. Our desire at the Trauma Healing Center is to create a Safe Harbor for Community Caregivers and the populations they serve. Through our trauma-informed approach, we are creating safe community for our Community Caregivers to rest and heal, as well as, highlighting the safe harbors across the Kansas City area where our residents and visitors can find help and healing.
If you would like to be a part of our Safe Harbor program for Community Caregivers, contact us today!