We’re thrilled to have our partners Rural Opportunity Institute (ROI) with us. ROI is a social innovation lab that designs solutions built around the needs of individuals and families in rural Eastern North Carolina.
Purpose: To end generational cycles of trauma and poverty by preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.
Guiding star we’re working towards: A system that builds the capacity of rural communities to support people’s healing from adversity to achieve health, safety, connection, and self-determination for current and future generations.
ROI will be giving a brief overview of their process, and what congregations can do to become more trauma-informed in a rural community.