5 Questions: Trauma Healing Project

1. What is your organization or company. Give background history including who, when, and why it was founded.

Trauma Healing Project, founded in 2003, provides help and resources to people who have been a victim of violence and other trauma in the hope that resolving such conflict will help both the individual and the community. The organization was founded by a group of students, survivors, professionals, and other community members.

2. What do they do or make – describe the products and services and what makes them unique.

According to its website, the Trauma Healing Project’s goals are to provide safety, healing, liberation, and justice to people who are affected by trauma, and it does so by providing classes, such as yoga, and workshops, where people are able to express their experiences creatively. Additionally, THP posts helpful resources and links on its website.

3. Describe the culture of the organization or company. What is the work environment like – the atmosphere? What is the building like – exterior/interior, architecture, fittings and furniture? How do the employees work together? What are the jobs and roles of individuals? How are they treated by management?

I can’t yet answer all of these questions since I haven’t seen the space or met the people, but I imagine the environment to be open and accepting, and that the employees try to maintain a peaceful environment for their clients. There seems to be a volunteer network that supports the Board of Directors.

4. Who is the targeted audience? What are their demographics?

I see two distinct audiences: those affected by trauma and those who know someone who has been affected in Eugene and the surrounding area. As for demographics, most people who take part in the classes offered by THP are probably adults, with or without some mental disorders like PTSD.

5. What is the organization or company mission statement?

“The Trauma Healing Project is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a multidisciplinary effort that includes advocates, activists, administrators, counselors, survivors and students committed to the elimination of violence and the healing of trauma through:

  • Identifying and coordinating available healing resources and services
  • Increasing awareness about trauma and effective responses through community and provider education
  • Creating learning partnerships between clinicians, survivors, students, researchers and policy makers to ensure our work is effective and well-supported
  • Enhancing and creating new healing services and support as needed”


*All information taken from http://www.healingattention.org/*

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