568 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53705​

Owen: 1-608-282-5818

Shannon: 1-608-520-0461

Fax: +1 608 492-2979

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© Center for Community Healing, LLC 2019

Donations help us purchase resources for our clients like books, binders, and other transition related wares and provide services at a significantly reduced cost.


2019 Upcoming Events

February - May 2019
Queer Youth Book Club
Organized by the Art+Literature Laboratory (ALL)
A book club and social group for LGBTQ+ middle school and high school students. Sessions alternate on Sunday (at ALL) and Saturday afternoons (at the Center for Community Healing).
Snacks and books provided.
For more information, contact Borealis at borealis@artlitlab.org
April 18, from 9am-1pm
LGBTQ+ Health Equity Training
Madison Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St
Facilitated by Owen Karcher and Molly Hermann
Through discussion and activities, participants will imagine ways to offer more LGBTQ+ inclusive services and work environments. Participants will learn more about health and other inequities facing the LGBTQ+ community. Through this discussion and activities, participants will imagine ways to offer more LGBTQ+ inclusive services and work environments.  This event is a collaboration with Public Health Madison and Dane County.
Cost for the training is $35 for all participants, click here for further details/registration.
Questions/concerns? Contact Rachel Goldberg at 
(608) 243-0137 or rgoldberg@publichealthmdc.com
May 20, 2019 from 6-7:30pm
Connection & Intention Through Mindfulness and Labyrinths 
Dream Bank, 821 E Washington Ave
Facilitated by Chelsea O'Neil Karcher
A labyrinth is a spiritual tool for meditation or prayer with a single path winding into the center and out again.  Labyrinths span continents and cultures and can be a powerful tool for reflection and transformation. Join Art Therapist and Birth + Bereavement Doula, Chelsea O'Neil Karcher, to connect with labyrinths as a metaphor for your own journey through life's challenges and learn to draw them as a tool for stress relief and centering.
No art making or previous experience required.
Click here to register. Cost is free.
June 3, 2019 from 7-8:30pm
An Introduction to Birth Art for Birth Workers
Common Ground Middleton, 2644 Branch St
Facilitated by Chelsea O'Neil Karcher
Birth Art is an intuitive visual representation of whatever is going on in the mother, partner, friend, etc. to prepare for the birth of a new baby.  It can be as abstract, interpretive, figurative, or literal as the artist decides to make it.  Learn how birth art can be utilized to assist in building trust and rapport with clients, to strengthen communication, relieve stress, and invite play into your birth work practice.
No previous art experience required, supplies will be provided.
January 20, 2020 from 6-7:30pm
Re-Writing Our Stories Using The Hero's Journey
Dream Bank, 821 E Washington Ave
Facilitated by Chelsea O'Neil Karcher
This workshop is organized around mythologist Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. The Hero answers the call to the journey, is tested and challenged as they see the allies, obstacles, mentors and gifts of the journey and then have to find a way to integrate the adventure into their daily lives. Each of us are already on this road, playing the role as hero on a quest for adventure and a life less ordinary. This workshop will provide language and a structured format to examine and understand our personal triumphs and challenges as we deepen our understanding of our own unique, personal narrative through journaling and storytelling.