We bring awareness to communities primarily in Boston, MA and Bonao, Dominican Republic in regard to mental health as a whole.
We curate workshops that focus on educating, and providing resources.
We provide support and knowledge to individuals, and families in order to heal.
Individuals who have experienced abuse are often left in the dark, and it is difficult for them to share their stories, and heal in order to reach their full potential to be self-sufficient. Our services focus on accomplishing one main goal; that these individuals from these communities can strengthen their adaptive and life skills, which has been affected by their trauma.
We are supporting individuals in creating a path for healing.
Our workshops focus on: The Four S's
After experiencing abuse and/or other trauma an individual’s self-esteem is truly impacted in a detrimental way. Trauma caused to the body and brain as a result of abuse creates long-term effects to the individual’s self-esteem, identity, and the ability to love themselves. We are empowering and uplifting those individuals through our services by taking a more of a holistic approach, which will allow these individuals to reconnect and love themselves.
Symptoms resulting from trauma can directly impact some individuals learning, reasoning, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and communication abilities. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain confidence through skills such as self-care, learning about nutrition, understanding trauma, and much more.
Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event often experience trauma effects that extend to their autonomic nervous system and find themselves in a constant fear response recognized as fight-or-flight-or-freeze. It’s important to acknowledge, process and manage emotions in order to be able to self-regulate. We are helping these individuals understand emotions, by educating them on how their trauma affects their autonomic nervous system, while integrating holistic approaches.
Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact by teaching individuals strategies on how to maintain their safety. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event tend to feel unsafe in their bodies, in their environments and relationships with others, making it a challenge to transition out of abusive relationships found at learning facilities, religious organizations, the workplace, and at home. Our workshops focus on safety as a whole (commuting, safety in our bodies, how to safely transition out of an abusive relationship, and more).
What we do
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Time Of Butterflies emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the BIPOC communities in Boston, MA, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2019, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.
We currently offer:
Workshops, that are focused on one of our four S's (self-esteem, skills, self-regulation, and safety). Our workshops are available to communities, other organizations/businesses, and educational institutions (high schools, colleges, and universities).
Clinical Therapy Services, coming soon to Bonao, Dominican Republic at Centro Bonilla. These services will be available to families and individuals in the community of Bonao and surrounding communities. We are working toward offering financial aid for individuals and families who come from low-income households to meet financial needs in order to receive services.
We believe in,
Empathy, understanding different perspectives and approaches in our interactions and responses to one another.
Collaboration is powerful, and effective. It's impactful to work with others, and it adds more value.
Integrity, we make sure that there is fairness, honesty, and transparency in our services.
Empowerment, we are supportive of others in helping them achieve their full potential, while enabling personal healing.
Respect, we acknowledge everyone's worth and value.
Hotlines and Chats
Advocates are available 24/7 in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential. Advocates offer the same support through a live chat service. Your safety is our priority. All phone calls and chats are completely confidential.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline Chat
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Sexual Assault Chat
HRI Partial Hospitalization Program
Location: Allston/Brookline in MA
Program launched November 2021 for Women of Color.
For ages 18 and up (adults only).
All services are only in English at this time.
Focus on inclusive language and creating a safe space for everyone. Group members develop problem-solving and coping skills, connect to resources, access support in navigating health care and legal systems, navigating systemic oppression to get needs met.
Format: Telehealth (Zoom)
Options for referral, Full Partial (PHP) – 5 days per week for 2 weeks, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Half-Partial (HPHP).
Referrals can be made through intake department (833-468-2531, option #2). Either provider or client can refer.
On Arbour Website – under Women’s Partial Program