TRAUMA RECOVERY | NONPROFIT
Faith-infused mental health education and therapy access for women of color.
ON FAITH AND SUFFERING
MISCONCEPTIONS | RIGHTEOUSNESS | WHO IS GOD? | THE SINS OF JOB
JOB IS NOT THE MODEL FOR SUFFERING. JESUS IS.
Watch the series on how we come to understand suffering, righteousness and God through the story of Job. Gain understanding through the lens of the Gospel and fresh insights to dispel myths about the Biblical figure Job. Grow in strength and courage to walk with God through and after challenging seasons. This series was first offered during our 16-week pilot program in 2021. Enjoy a bonus session that dives into the premise of the Gospel with how to view and navigate traumatic or sinful experiences.
SESSION 1: REFRAMING JOB, RIGHTEOUSNESS, & SUFFERING
SESSION 2: WHO IS GOD?
SESSION 3: REBUKE & GLORY
BONUS: SPIRITUAL BEINGS HAVING AN EARTHLY EXPERIENCES (Biblical Suffering, 2021)
the WHOLE series NOW
Flamingo Trauma Recovery is bringing continuity between mental health and faith by merging services like therapy, group counseling, support groups, and deliverance ministry to make healing affordable and accessible to the communities in need. Our curriculum is designed to support recovery from traumas of childhood, transition, and religious confusion with licensed providers and curated spaces to discuss the frustrations of suffering and how the journey intersects with faith. We support individuals who are looking to start or advance in their healing journey but have been plagued by a lack of resources and/or the cultural stigma around mental illness within the black community. We are responding to the mental health disparities for black women who are at greater risk for Major Depression but are half as likely to seek out professional help compared to the white population. After programming, we hope to connect participants to female providers of color who can relate to them culturally, and help them segue into a practice of receiving individualized therapy or counseling.
Eventually, Flamingo Trauma Recovery will serve men of color and children to further change the stigma surrounding mental health, educate communities of faith on relevant issues, and develop teams who are prepared to help others who are experiencing mental health crises.
Flamingo Trauma Recovery addresses socioeconomic, cultural, and religious barriers that prevent people of color, particularly women, from living an abundant and healthy life. Our agenda is to remove the barrier of financial hardship by offering sponsorships to qualifying participants to see a therapist of their choice.
We address cultural barriers that ostracize women of faith that recognize a need for inner healing and shames them for not enduring significant levels of trauma in silence and humility.
We address religious barriers by revisiting harmful doctrine that creates a destructive narrative about suffering, ostracizes those who identify with their suffering, and demonizes medical need for mental health care.