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Help Us Heal The Hurting


Healed and Restored transforms female victims of trauma and assault into strong survivors who positively impact the world, believe their worthiness, and feel God's love.


Healed & Restored is a ministry in the Charlotte area that strengthens women suffering after physically and mentally traumatic experiences. 

Grounded in Catholic teachings and holistic programs, women will be transformed and experience God's tremendous healing power and embrace their identity as a beloved daughter of God.

Ultimately, Healed and Restored will create a safe, faith-filled space for women to receive mind, body, spirit and soul care, free of charge.


To help young women free of charge; not accept state or federal funding or from any individual who would interfere with our freedom to share Christ and his Church.

Our Prayer

True Freedom Through Christ That Will Last A Lifetime

In this broken world we live in, it is no wonder so many young people are struggling. I believe girls are especially hurting. Many are feeling unloved and often wondering if there’s anything to live for. Their hurt is being translated into hurting themselves by cutting, eating disorders, and addictions. They are also suffering from anxiety and depression.

Our goal is to help these young women as soon as possible after they have gone through trauma. We will help them see how God desires to heal every single one of his beloved children. We will teach them how the evil one is a master manipulator. Right after a person is hurt, the devil begins to plant all kinds of lies in our soul, included but not limited to: God doesn’t love you; everything that happened is your fault; you should be forever ashamed; and you will never find happiness.

At Healed and Restored, we are committed to sharing stories of hope and transformation so that people will know this lasting freedom through Christ is possible. It is our prayer that this program will impact the lives of many young women who find themselves in bondage and, without hope, find true freedom through Christ that will last a lifetime.

- Elza

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Our Goal

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Having a safe "haven" for young women to come and find healing all under one roof with our residential program. 

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I Am Sorry

For Your Pain

I am so glad you found yourself on our site. Our goal and biggest desire at Healed and Restored is to assist you in finding the healing you need and deserve.

I’m sorry that you experienced domestic violence.

I’m sorry you were raped.

I’m sorry you were molested.

I’m sorry you were the victim of sex trafficking.

I’m sorry you are struggling with depression and anxiety.

I’m sorry you are struggling with an eating disorder.

I’m sorry your parents got divorced and you are feeling alone.

I’m sorry no one ever told you that you are beautiful.

I’m sorry no one ever told you you are a beloved daughter of the King.

I’m sorry you don’t feel worthy of love.

I’m sorry you don’t feel like you are enough.

I’m sorry for any other pain you have had to endure.

At Healed and Restored we want to encourage you to unite your sufferings to that of Christ crucified. Let him transform your pain into something beautiful. He longs to be your healer and your comforter. He has wonderful plans for you and your life. Let him in today.


To learn the full story about Healed and Restored, read our founder's book: Freedom Through Christ, A Memoir of Healing in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse.

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The Situation Is Beyond Serious

There is an immediate need to help young women get healed and restored.

of rapes occur before the age of 18

22% of these occur before age 12


1 in 5

girls are a victim

of child sexual



in about half of sexual or physical abuse cases young women resort to self-harm and self-abuse

(The National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

Our Program

Our Services

Our Charlotte-based Christian residential program is designed to support and assist in healing the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. With the focus on the understanding that our Lord Jesus Christ is the only true healer. We will offer classes that will prepare residents for a purpose-filled life after leaving Healed and Restored. We will help these young women learn more about trusting in Jesus to provide for our spiritual, mental, and physical needs. We will share with them about the fact that Jesus gives gifts to his people in great abundance.


Christian-based counselors equipped to guide women through emotional healing.

Equine Therapy

Healed and Restored will provide equine-assisted activities to the residents to contribute positively with physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Life Skills Education

The residents will participate in different classes, including money management, developing social skills, creating a resume, and setting goals. All residents will have chores, such as cleaning up after meals, keeping their rooms cleaned, and laundry.

Nutrition Education

Gardening, meal preparation, etc.

Physical Fitness &

Therapy Programs

Wellness assessment and provision of an individualized exercise program for physical healing.

Spiritual Growth

To include prayer groups, Bible studies, spiritual meditation.

Faith-Based Counseling Method

Focusing On Healing The Whole Person

Healed and Restored, has a unique faith-based counseling method to focus on healing the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. We will show every resident how a return to physical, spiritual, and emotional health is possible. Healing comes through charity, forgiveness, trust, and the fellowship of the Church and the sacraments.


These are some of the components to be addressed in counseling:

  • Commitment to Christ

  • Choosing to Forgive

  • Generational Patterns

  • Freedom from Oppression

Residents participate in individual and in group counseling 1-2 times a week.

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Healed & Restored

 Helps The Community  

We provide free resources for pastors, students & families.

We provide a representative or graduate to share at your church.

We provide a free-of-charge life changing residential counseling program to women ages 13-30 from all over the country without discrimination.

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Through Trust


Through Forgiveness


Power of Charity

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Healed & Restored

 Residents Are Asked To

PRAY for each other, our team and our benefactors.

We also encourage them to be involved and help with the different fundraising events we will have throughout the year.

"Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into a place of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human."

- Henry Newman

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