Community Healing Networks

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Community Healing Networks

Community Healing Networks are flexible spaces where Black people come together to:

  • Revitalize ourselves
  • Learn more about the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives
  • Share stories
  • Detoxify our minds and spirits

Using a process developed by the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists (, the YWCA will launch a new series of groups beginning after Labor Day. There will be groups for women only, men only, mixed gender groups, and groups for families (children 10 and up can accompany an adult). The groups will meet for 8 two-hour sessions between the week following Labor Day and the middle of December. Community locations are being organized now, so stay tuned to learn more.

2018B Schedule

Day & TimeScheduleLocationLeaders
10 am - noon
Sept 22
Oct 6, 20
Nov 3, 17
Dec 1, 15
YWCA Metro St. Louis
3820 West Pine Mall
Glady Smith & Billie Mayo
5-7 pm
Sept 19
Oct 3, 17, 31
Nov 14, 28
Dec 12
Deaconess Foundation
1000 N. Vandeventer, 63113
Phyllis Miller & Karla Frye

Group details: Group size limited to 15; open to all genders.

Registration is still open! For more information, email or call 314 531-1115.

Directions: West Pine is closed to vehicles between Grand and Vandeventer. To get to our building, take Laclede between Grand and Vandeventer. At the northeast corner of Vandeventer and Laclede there is a soccer field. Between the soccer field and SLU student housing is a drive with an orange YWCA sign. Turn there and follow the drive to our parking lot. A receptionist will buzz you into the building at either the accessible north door (facing campus) or the south door just off the parking lot.