Our mission is to offer sexual abuse survivors and their loved ones opportunities for healing by providing support, advocacy and community education.
Our vision allows us to create a model sexual trauma service agency committed to providing integrative and holistic services to adult survivors. We embody the best practices of scholarship, experience and, most importantly, survivor wisdom. We operate from a philosophy of abundance, inviting all to share their gifts as part of healing our community. We believe healing is possible for everyone. We are honored to be a part of the journey.
The Healing Center was founded in 2000 by a group of survivors, service providers, and community members whose goal it was to create an innovative advocacy center for those affected by sexual violence. The idea of The Healing Center was born out of individual conversations, focus groups consisting of community members, professionals, and survivors, and an advisory committee. From this, The Healing Center was formed and began offering services in 2002.
Though affiliated with Aurora Sinai Medical Center (ASMC), The Healing Center is an independently funded program. The Healing Center is under the Abuse Response Services program of Aurora along with the Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC). SATC at ASMC serves almost 800 victims of sexual assault a year, making it the second busiest sexual assault treatment center in the United States. This relationship not only ensures that there is no duplication of services, but it also allows for a seamless healing continuum.