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Healing-Centered Training and Organization Consulting

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The United States has a deeply entrenched legacy of institutional racism and systemic discrimination across various sectors, including employment, education, criminal justice, and public assistance programs. Through its extensive research and programmatic efforts, the Center for Hunger-Free Communities has cultivated substantial expertise in establishing trauma-informed, healing-centered spaces. These initiatives aim to empower individuals and diverse communities by:

  • Facilitating individual and communal healing processes
  • Empowering individuals to achieve their personal and financial goals
  • Advocating for policy reforms and cultural shifts that promote healthier and wealthier communities
  • Addressing systemic issues contributing to persistent poverty and hunger in America
  • Driving positive change and advancing equity and well-being nationwide

As the Center advances and refines its practices, it acknowledges the critical importance of healing in addressing poverty, hunger, and community well-being. Cultivating a healing-centered culture at local, state, and national levels is essential for building resilient and prosperous societies. In pursuit of this goal, the Center is dedicated to promoting healing-centered approaches in public and social services systems. Leveraging insights from our programs, we offer comprehensive training and resources to empower individuals and communities to drive transformative change. Our focus on healing fosters resilience, enhances well-being, and promotes economic prosperity for all.

Our comprehensive training and consulting services are tailored to empower professionals in education and public service roles to deliver their services with dignity, integrity, and effectiveness, all while actively challenging and eradicating victim-blaming mentalities, anti-blackness, racism, classism, and other biases commonly encountered in public settings. We achieve this by guiding professionals to adopt a trauma-informed, healing-centered approach in their daily work.

Our innovative programs offer a supportive space for professionals to question traditional workplace norms and cultivate an inclusive environment that embraces individuals in their entirety – including their skills, stories, culture, and experiences of trauma. We firmly believe that embracing the whole person not only boosts productivity but also fosters healing.

At the Center, our evidence-based, trauma-informed, and healing-centered training equips organizations with the tools they need to create resilient, liberated, and joyful spaces. By integrating these methodologies, organizations can better serve their clients, students, and communities, fostering environments that prioritize well-being and empowerment.

See our full listing of professional training topics and offerings.


The Center is prepared to offer training and support to diverse audiences, including:

  • Case workers
  • Social workers
  • Educators (K-12, higher education, community-based)
  • Financial service professionals
  • Human service professionals
  • Criminal justice professionals


The Center is equipped and ready to provide training and support in various formats, including

  • Online
  • In-person
  • Hybrid
  • One-time 
  • Multi-session 

More Information

Interested in finding out more? Email Alie Huxta at to schedule a meeting to explore how your organization can become more trauma-informed and healing-centered in your work.