FAVOR International is a faith-based 501 c 3 non-profit organization.
Provide training, resources and support to communities of faith and others impacted by the trauma of crime and violence.
To foster healing and restoration for families and communities impacted by crime & violence through trauma-informed support, the changing of local community environmental conditions, and the integration of training for theologically based spiritual care.
The heart represents courage although wounded, the hands represent power, the arms strength and support, the roots go deep so that the entire tree (you) will prosper and stand firm.
Our organization is based on a firm faith based foundation originally formed as FAVOR Ministry in 2005 under Restoration Interdenominational Ministries, Incorporated. In 2008, FAVOR International received its 501 ( c ) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Since 2008 FAVOR volunteer staff has provided training in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey at faith-based events as well as one large National event in Texas. Offering this type of critical support to communities of faith as crime increases throughout the Nation. FAVOR offers trauma-informed support and collaborates with provider organizations that offer resources and other supportive services.
The entire FAVOR family is committed to meeting the needs of faith based and community organizations as they meet the needs of their congregations and communities. FAVOR is intentional in providing much needed resources to faith based and community organizations, victims/survivors, and families that are coping with issues of violence and trauma related to crime victimization.
FAVOR host a variety of specialized training opportunities to best fit the mission and vision of individual faith communities . We also provide support and guidance in the formation of new ministries to support the holistic needs of victims/survivors and their families (listed below).
++We are concerned about social justice issues that our communities face daily.
"When There's Violence in the House"
"Who's in Your Pews?"
"The Good Samaritan: Offering a helping hand to victims."
" Masking the pain: Substance Abuse and Victimization"
"The FAVOR Institute"
"Talking to Our Youth About Substance Abuse"
"Where There's Violence There's Victims"
"A Collaborative Response to Gun Violence"
"What Goes on in my House"
"Understanding Trauma a Faith Based Perspective" added january 2022
"Trauma and Older Adults" added August 2022