The Family Center of Hope’s Helping Mothers Heal program sponsored its first citywide conference entitled, “Turning Pain into Purpose”. Mothers, fathers, siblings, public officials and loved ones all attended this one day conference. A panel of clinicians dialogued about the impact of loss and the how live beyond the lost.
From the conference and round table discussions mothers ‘’pain to purpose plan” includes the following:
Expand Helping Mothers Heal groups to New Orleans East
Establish a Fathers group
Training for mothers who are willing to lead groups
Partnering with Sisters of Charity to expand services
Offer one on one intervention to mothers
Helping Mothers Heal Conference
2nd Annual Helping Mothers Heal Conference
September 26, 2015
Annual Male Summit on the African American Male
Since 1992 the FCH has been committed to finding solutions to the violent crime in our city. We have convened parents, youth, elected officials, faith leaders, law enforcement and youth serving agencies offering opportunities to dialogue via a “think tank”, workshops, and guest speakers regarding how we collectively can solve the violent crime in our community. To see the report: THE WAR RAGING WITHIN NEW ORLEANS, An Inoculation of Hope, Faith and Future to Reduce Rage and Black on Black Homicides CLICK HERE.
Community of Practice
The Family Center of Hope is a collaborating member of the Mayor’s NOLA FOR LIFE Community of Practice Initiative, COP. The COP convened partners to develop an effective continuum of care for the at risk population of young men. This collective impact approach looks forward to designing sustainable interventions and solutions that will improve outcomes for this population. The COP offers great opportunities to learn, to share and address the issues surrounding the violence in our city.
The Family Center of Hope is offering parenting classes to parents of youth in Project ReStore 12 week intervention program. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. 4422 St. Charles Avenue. To sign up call 504-891-3264.