Your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as the noonday sun." Isaiah 58: 6-10.
"The servant who the Master had given 5 bags of silver came forward with five more and said "Master you gave me five bags of silver to invest and I have earned five more. The Master was full of praise and said "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:20-21
"To all who mourn, He will give a crown of beauty instead of ashes; a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair." Isaiah 61:3
We believe that it is the heart and will of God that we wisely steward the talents and expertise we've been given in order to shine our collective light into the darkness of adverse childhood experiences so that survivors of child trauma THRIVE and not just survive.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's), a.k.a childhood trauma, can leave survivors in the dark, with shattered and broken lives. Consequences can range from depression, mental illness, and loneliness to imprisonment and early death thru substance abuse, heart disease or even suicide.
It impacts not just the individual survivor, but society as a whole, as long term consequences follow survivors into adulthood. It impacts our workforce, health care systems, schools, economy, as well as the individual.