A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO, a vision came to me that I began to pursue but put on hold for another initiative. I obtained a 501(c)(3) designation for the development of a Healing Center. It crystallized in my mind from the many years I spent working with our homeless population – and witnessing repeatedly that no amount of life’s necessities (food, clothing, etc.) fueled a spirit as much as becoming aware that there was still hope in their lives; and gaining an understanding that there was an abundant Source of it from which they can draw, available to them any time. Their history or life’s journey did not matter, their station in life did not matter, which manner they worshiped did not matter. Everyone has access to this Source. It’s just so hard to call upon it when a spirit is exhausted. It’s time like this when we need to surround ourselves with community in a non-clinical environment.
Spas, retreats, and other holistic places a person goes to find peace for their tired spirits can be time-consuming, costly, or both. We envision a place for a recharge that is accessible to all who desire it. This is not a salon, or a place of counseling — this is a place with quiet rooms, small groups, a community garden, an art room, a yoga room, and more. This is a place of community and peace.
♦ This is a place of restoration and community in an organic and natural environment of holistic care. This is not intended to replace a crisis resource. In fact, this concept was revisited upon the request of a trauma sufferer who just wanted a quiet place to surround herself but was not yet ready for the structure of clinical therapy.