Establish a social justice-informed and culturally rooted Intergenerational Healing Approach™ that improves mental health and wellness outcomes for Indigenous and underserved communities.
Our vision is to create the future leaders and healers for the next generation, with respect to the relationship with one another and our ancestors. Healing Intergenerational Roots (HIR) Wellness Institute inspired by the ancestral teachings and Indigenous knowledge of The Children’s Fire. This is reflected in our omni-dimensional organizational network and system that embodies a decentralized heterarchical and shared governance model, rooted in Indigenous practices.
The two laws of the Children’s Fire:
The Children’s Fire must forever keep going
The feminine must be protected
We will always seek to protect our future by pledging that no harm will come to our children by doing what is in their best interest and nurture the continuation of our ways. Our programming fosters a community-informed practice that addresses the complex impact of historical and intergenerational trauma through applying an Intergenerational Healing Informed Approach™.
MEDICINE IN ACTION
At HIR Wellness we have intergenerational, communal, and culturally rooted mental health services and wellness programming, and trainings. It is our belief that we heal in relationships, alongside culture, and within community.
At HIR Wellness we provide all our services and programming at no cost and bring an innovative approach to offering healing informed care to victims of crime (VOC), Historical Trauma, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women/People (MMIP), their families and Human Trafficking (HT) victims/survivors. All our services are provided by our staff and graduate interns.
This Month & growing
300% increase in connections since the start of the "Safer at Home" orders in March 2019
In the last year & growing
Support our Vision of the Children's Fire
HIR Wellness Institute is a Milwaukee based non-profit organization located on Wgema Campus, Forest County Potawatomi Tribal land. We provide free mental health and wellness services to victims of crime. For our mission and vision to grow we need your support!
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