Healing, Love, Forgiveness Ministries, Inc.

Organization Description: 

Healing, Love Forgiveness Ministries, Inc. (H.L.F.) was formed on May 1, 2013 to address the chronic stress induced injuries and illnesses brought on by experiencing vicarious traumas that affect first responders, helping professionals and caregivers. A first responder is an employee of an emergency service who is likely to be among the first people to arrive at and assist at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. First responders typically include police, firefighters, military and emergency medical responders such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Helping professional by definition is: A professional that nurtures the growth of or addresses the problems of a persons physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional, or spiritual well being, including medicine, nursing, psychotherapy, psychological counseling, social work, education, life coaching and ministry. Caregivers are the people who take care of the first responders and helping professionals. By virtue of providing these 'wounded healers' with a forum and the opportunity to receive the care and support they give in their professional and personal lives, we provide and opportunity for communities, homes and individual lives to be restored by the Word and Love of God. Through a series of discussions and practical application scenarios, the H.L.F. team shall endeavor to shed light on the helping human to enable them to reconnect with themselves in ways that enhance self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Through this process the H.L.F. team will provide education relative to chronic stress management and how to eliminate stress induced illnesses and injuries by assisting the participant with beginning their individual journey toward wholeness.

530 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Mission Statement: 

We seek to assist first responders, helping professionals and caregivers in the journey toward understanding what God's Word says about healing, love and forgiveness as correlated with emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

HLF Ambassadors believe that it is important to cultivate a lifestyle of authenticity in how we relate to God and others. We are committed to providing a place where people experience acceptance, find answers to their questions and are encouraged to grow spiritually. We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ offers spiritual freedom that saturates every area of our lives providing freedom from hurt, destructive habits, unhealthy relationships, and anything that hinders our true relationship with God and knowing His purpose for our lives.

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