Hey Sis, we are living in unprecedented times, which can trigger our past traumas. We recognize that trauma-informed care for BIPOC women needs to be culturally responsive. We are here to provide a safe space to share your stories and for you to receive a supportive village to navigate your healing journey! The Sister Healing Circle offers adult women educational and experiential tools to continue healing. For six months, there will be weekly virtual support groups and monthly in-person retreats focusing on self-care workshops led by clinical and coaching staff. No cost for participation! Applications are currently closed June 30, 2023.
Sister Healing Circle FREE 6 Months Program Includes:
What to Bring: Absolutely Nothing! ECA's generous donors, sponsors, and partnership with Avail Holistic Healing allowed this opportunity to be accessible to participants. We ask that you only bring an open mind and open heart!
You should NOT attend the Sister Healing Circle if you:
Application and Selection Process/Timeline:
Our objective is to provide you with the tools and support so that by the end of the six months, there will be an improvement in your physical fitness, mental health, and social wellness dimensions of self-care. In other words, we want you to live your best life by loving yourself and embracing sisterhood!
This program is focused on empowerment. Empowering knowledge and self-advocacy can instill growth; therefore, by providing programming that helps BlPOC women in developing a greater understanding of what they are experiencing, emotionally and physically, and how to address it appropriately, they will become self-advocates, taking an active, educated role in their lives to reduce the risks of psychological or health-related phenomena.
Monthly In-Person Self Care Retreats:
August 26 10am-3pm
September 10 11am-2pm
October 7 10am-3pm
November 4 10am-3pm
December 2 10am-3pm
January 6 10am-3pm
Weekly Virtual Peer Support Group (Sundays 2pm):
8/27, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/21, 1/28
The short answer is yes. The Sister Healing Circle is designed as a peer support model in which it takes 6 months to see the impact of the program to improve or change behavior. We encourage all participants to be on time and participate in the entire program, but we understand that unforeseen circumstances may occur. The attendance of each participant will be reviewed at the 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and 120 days mark. Participants that do not meet the criteria for each review will be immediately discharged from the program.
9/26/23 30 days review: Miss no more than 1 in-person retreat and no more than 1 virtual peer support group.
10/26/23 60 days review: Miss more than 1 in-person retreat and no more than 2 virtual peer support groups.
11/26/23 90 days review: Miss no more than 1 in-person retreat and no more than 3 virtual peer support groups.
12/26/23 120 days review: Miss no more than 1 in-person retreat and no more than 5 virtual peer support groups.
Violating the drug/alcohol/vape policy is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Participants are prohibited from the following while on site:
Candidates who are selected for a virtual consultation will receive information policies and procedures for transportation and childcare service.