Che Raquel Ward

Owner, Hurt and Healing Behavioral Health and Wellness

Hurt and Healing Behavioral Health and Wellness is a private practice psychology and behavioral health group, specializing in minority issues, military families, trauma, and relationship abuse. We are located in Havelock, NC but service clients throughout North Carolina and Florida via telehealth.

The CBBB $5,000 grant enabled us to remain open and expand the business. Funds were used to pay for licensing fees, insurance credentialing, and registering the business as a PLLC group practice. We were able to purchase preliminary screening supplies and basic test materials to begin promoting ourselves as a psychological assessment site. We were then able to offer our intern, who was looking for employment at the time, an entry-level salary to maintain her as a per diem employee until revenues increased to a level where we signed her on full-time. Finally, the remainder of our funding contributed to our community outreach efforts. We were able to promote and provide support groups for military spouses during deployments, teen support and education on domestic violence, coping skills, and building mental health education for the surrounding community. Since the majority of our clients learn of us via word-of-mouth, these support groups also served to attract additional customers.

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