Our newest program, Carmelita Women’s Home centered around the treatment of trauma through holistic healing experiences for our clients. Our philosophy and approach to their healing are to seek to balance the body, mind, emotions, and spirit through utilizing modalities such as yoga and meditation, therapy, nutrition/cooking, gardening, and so much more. The approach includes a focus on understanding the widespread impact of trauma, learning to manage the subsequent maladaptive reactions and behaviors, and collective healing. Creating safety and building community are key bedrocks for the Carmelita Women’s Home.
The Carmelita Women’s Home affords the residents an opportunity for personal growth and is aligned with our Catholic Charities mission of service, care, and compassion.
Lisa Marie Riley is a peer counselor at Carmelita Women’s Home. She escaped trauma and homelessness years ago and now spends her time helping women find their own peace and safety. “I am so honored to do this work…it’s my calling to help other women.”