At Grace Place, we understand and affirm that our mothers and children have experienced a significant amount of trauma due to homelessness and the history that usually leads them to this point in their lives. Therefore, creating an atmosphere of healing is the most important approach that we take toward the care of our mothers and children. Grace Place uses all trauma-informed policy and practice in order to ensure that our mothers and children have the best chance of journeying through the healing process.
What are trauma-informed services?
“Trauma-informed services assume that people are doing the best they can at any given moment to cope with the life-altering and frequently catastrophic effects of trauma. Because childhood and adult victimization can lead to disconnection with self and isolation from others, the challenge is to develop services and systems that create authentic reconnection, reparation, and healing. In trauma-informed services and systems all staff members are trained to respond to individuals in distress.” ~ A Long Journey Home: A Guide for Creating Trauma Informed Services for Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3