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Restoring the Heart Ministries to Guide the Hurting Through Life’s Storms – (week of March 9, 2012)

Restoring the Heart Ministries to Guide the Hurting Through Life’s Storms – (week of March 9, 2012)
March 9, 2012 Lighthouse Network
Lighthouse Network Offers Special Services with Restoring the Heart Ministries to Guide the Hurting Through Life’s Storms
Organization Leaders Dr. Karl Benzio and Julie Woodley Will Reach Out to Those Suffering from Sexual Abuse and Trauma.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lighthouse Network, a Christian-based mental health and addiction referral organization providing a free 24-hour addiction helpline, announces the special services that they and Restoring the Heart Ministries bring to help reach out to those hurting after the experience of sexual abuse and trauma.

Lighthouse Network founder Karl Benzio, M.D., will work with Julie Woodley, founder and director of Restoring the Heart Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational, charitable organization that seeks to help men, women and children find freedom and hope after emotional, sexual and physical abuse and other types of trauma. A speaker, author, counselor and survivor of numerous traumatic experiences, Woodley specializes in trauma counseling and draws from her past and the healing she has found in Christ to share hope and healing with others.

Benzio and his team of talented and dedicated counselors help the lost and struggling through Lighthouse Network. Lighthouse counselors have been able to help those who have experienced sexual abuse and other forms of trauma and will now be able to offer the services and expertise of Restoring the Heart Ministries for these needs as well.

Restoring the Heart Ministries has created In the Wildflowers,” a 10-part DVD series with accompanying curriculum targeted at counseling professionals for use with people who have experienced the pain of childhood sexual abuse. A bonus DVD also helps families, counselors and churches lift up those who have been sexually abused. Restoring the Heart Ministries’ “Into My Arms” program also helps individuals work through the pain of abortion. Through the new services, Lighthouse Network will also be providing these specialized programs and valuable resources.
A Comment From Lighthouse Network Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Karl Benzio

“We are excited and honored to work with Restoring the Heart Ministries,” said Dr. Benzio, founder of and also a psychiatrist and counselor at Lighthouse Network. “Julie Woodley’s programs and her passion and empathy for those who have experienced trauma will allow Lighthouse to guide even more people to the Christ-based help they truly need and start them on the path of healing that only He can provide.”


Uganda Trip 2012

Lighthouse Network is excited to be been asked by ALARM Ministries (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries) to lead a unique and special two-week missions trip in July-August, 2012, to Gulu, Uganda in Central Africa.

This mission will be an amazing opportunity to counsel, train, and care for over 50 young adult mentors and 300 children who directly suffered so much abuse and trauma from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA Tracker) and Joseph Kony.

Trauma and abuse experts, psychiatrist Karl Benzio, MD, and therapist Julie Woodley, MA, will train the more than 50 mentors, while four experienced team members provide a fun and psychologically building and enriching camp experience for 300 victimized children living in refugee-like camps.

For more information on the trip and how you can help by prayer and financial gifts, visit Uganda trip

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