Raise Your Helping Hand
We are a healing circle supporting Black women who have experienced trauma.
Our mission is to increase awareness and develop a network of services and circles of individualized support for Black/African American women affected by trauma in Milwaukee County.
We are a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization, looking forward to a peaceful world by helping women join hands to help heal our community.
Who We Are
We are an organization comprised of volunteers.
“Healing the scars of our community is up to us” – Kahina Holmes
What Is Trauma?
“Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that produces psychological injury or emotional pain following a life-altering or life-threatening event. Trauma can lead to an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope or handle their emotions. It can lead to extreme anxiety, overwhelming anger, sadness, survivor’s guilt, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Those suffering from traumatic experiences may have ongoing problems sleeping, physical pain, or struggles in their personal and professional relationships, and a feeling of a diminished sense of self-worth.”
What We Believe
We believe Black women are overwhelmed by what is happening in our community.
We believe it is time for Black women to lead in the healing process for herself and her family. This includes every mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, and niece.
We endeavor to address our community’s Black women who are disproportionately affected by traumatic experiences. What is essential to our community is connecting support, services, programs, and resources to aid in the healing of Black women, to empower the mothers to raise healthy happy children. We do that, by providing healing circles and educational workshops within the community in churches and other social groups and by providing necessary resources when needed.
How You Can Help
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also accept standard cash and check donations at our location, cash app, square, and PayPal.
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in our community and possibly the world.
“We are the change we’ve been waiting on.”
Be a Sponsor
Your gift will help sponsor healing circles and give women an opportunity to be validated. You can make a difference today by signing up.
What People Say
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- Upending the “Black Superwoman” Trope: Balancing Power and VulnerabilityBy Aminata Ciss The past four weeks have been emotionallyContinue reading “Upending the “Black Superwoman” Trope: Balancing Power and Vulnerability”
Become a Volunteer
With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we are always looking for passionate, committed, enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.
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