About Nurturing Lives

Nurturing Lives firmly acknowledges the crucial role of violence prevention in addressing the far-reaching effects of trauma.

  • By offering trauma-informed services, education, and resources, our mission is twofold: to support those impacted by trauma and to work proactively towards preventing future violence.

  • Our dedication lies in establishing a secure and compassionate environment that facilitates healing and

    regain strength.

  • At the heart of our company is a commitment to providing individuals with empathetic and trauma-informed support.

  • To achieve this, we offer a range of services, including trauma education, parenting classes, art groups, and prevention programs.

Discover a Path to Renewal and Empowerment with Nurturing Lives

Karen Gonzalez- Torres a certified trauma coach and non-violent trauma-informed parent educator, stands as a devoted state-certified advocate for survivors of domestic violence and victims of human trafficking. As a facilitator of trauma-informed art healing workshops, she guides individuals on a path of healing.

Beyond that, Karen is an experienced leader in providing guidance for leadership training and an engaging public speaker. In her capacity as the founder of Helping Hands Resource Center (HHRC) and Nurturing Lives, Karen passionately dedicates herself to the crucial mission of supporting survivors and cultivating a nurturing environment for their healing journey.

Alongside her role as a healing art leader and wellness advocate, she brings over a decade of experience collaborating with individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and faith-based communities. Through her multifaceted expertise, Karen Gonzalez continues to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those she serves.

Empowering Resilience, Healing, and Growth

Karen Gonzalez- Torres, a survivor of domestic violence and child abuse, stands as a testament to resilience, having triumphed over immense obstacles. Through her personal journey, she has gained invaluable insights into the intricate process of healing.

Karen's unwavering belief in the attainability of healing through hope, love, faith, awareness, and education serves as the guiding force behind her work. Motivated by firsthand experiences of the lack of care and compassion shown to survivors, Karen is on a mission to innovate and enhance the way services are provided.

Her commitment is unwavering; she ensures that every interaction is delivered with utmost care, empathy, and a deep understanding of the unique needs and experiences of those seeking healing and renewal. Karen Gonzalez's work is a testament to her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of survivors, emphasizing the importance of compassion and tailored support in the healing process.

Community Liaison Bio: Michelle Solares

Michelle Solares, a dedicated Community Liaison at Nurturing Lives, brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to her role. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Michelle's educational background perfectly aligns with her passion for addressing critical issues.

With a specialization in domestic violence education, Michelle conducts impactful workshops and delivers compelling public speaking engagements. Her comprehensive understanding of sociology is a vital asset to our organization, informing and enriching our approach to complex societal challenges.

As a Community Liaison, Michelle serves as a pivotal link between Nurturing Lives, faith-based settings, and the communities we support. Her role is instrumental in fostering connections, building bridges, and ensuring that our services reach those who need them most.

With Michelle's dedication and expertise, Nurturing Lives continues to make a profound impact in empowering individuals and communities on their healing journeys. Michelle's commitment to creating a safer, more informed, and compassionate society is an invaluable asset to our mission.

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“Nurturing Lives, Healing Hearts”

We are certified as a Small Business by the SBA and a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) with LA County.

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