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Our Services

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.

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Our workshops focus on: The Four S's

Self-Esteem

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.

Skill Building

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.

Self-Regulation

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.

Safety

Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact by teaching individuals strategies on how to maintain their safety, especially that Time of Butterflies maintains safety within our workshops. 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).

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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. 

Our Values

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.

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Resources

Hotlines, Chats and Therapy 

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

1800-799-SAFE (7233)

Domestic Violence Hotline Chat

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1800-656-4673

National Sexual Assault Chat

HRI Partial Hospitalization Program

(Ascend Group)

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

Open Path

As long as there is a financial need, our lifetime membership will allow you to see anyone in our network for the rates listed above. This is our guarantee. A lifetime membership only costs $59.

https://openpathcollective.org/

Phoenix Rising Centers

Mental Health Care for and by BIPOC and LGBTQIA+.

We have an amazing and growing team of mental health providers that offers mental health services and psychotherapy! We pride ourselves in hiring providers who are part of the communities we serve. 85% or more of our providers are PoC, QTPoC or part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Phoenix Rising Centers aims to be a national mental heath collective which is rooted in ethics and grounded in social justice. Those who align with us, see mental heath access and service as a form of activism.

We are not your run of the mill place, we centralize top notch care and ensure the right fit for all of our clients. From the intake process and beyond, our clients feel the Phoenix Rising Centers difference.

We’re here for you!

https://www.phoenixrisingcenters.org/

13 Black-Owned Therapy And Wellness Resources To Use When Things Get Heavy

https://travelnoire.com/13-black-owned-therapy-wellness-resources

BEAM

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective.

https://beam.community/get-help-now/

The Recovery Village/South Jersey Recovery

 

A free web resource that provides information about addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues.

Personality disorders can make many parts of day-to-day life difficult, so some people turn to substances as a way to cope with these difficulties. For some, this may be a way to cover feelings of emptiness or social isolation. For others, it may be a way to heighten thrill-seeking behaviors, impulsivity, and swings of anger. To spread awareness, here are two free guides covering personality disorders and co-occurring substance abuse as well as resources for those suffering from, or suspect a loved one may be suffering from domestic violence as unfortunately the two often co-exist.

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/domestic-violence/

https://www.southjerseyrecovery.com/treatment-programs/dual-diagnosis/personality-disorders/

BIPOC Clinical Resources

BIPOC Mental Health Resource is credited to DeeDee's Cry.
https://www.bu.edu/fsao/files/2020/12/BIPOC-Clinical-Resources.pdf

The Recovery Village

A free web resource that provides information about addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues.

Depression and addiction can go hand-in-hand. The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that people who have had a mental illness at some point in their lives (43% of the U.S. population) consume 69% of the nation’s alcohol and 84% of the nation’s cocaine. Studies have found that when someone with a depressive disorder abuses alcohol, both disorders are impacted and often become more severe. In the same vein, major depressive disorder is the most common co-occurring mental health condition among those with alcohol use disorder (AUD).

https://www.southjerseyrecovery.com/treatment-programs/dual-diagnosis/depression/

7 Tips for Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist – from Someone Who's Been There

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-find-and-fund-therapy-as-a-bipoc

Women's Health

These Business Are Offering Free Or Reduced-Cost Mental Health Care To The Black Community.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a32826823/free-therapy-black-community/

Nerdist

THESE ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT BLACK MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS.

https://nerdist.com/article/black-mental-health-wellness-organizations/