JOSHUA’S FRIENDS STORY IS ABOUT MEETING EVERY FAMILY WHERE THEY ARE
Dr. T.J.’s Experience:
The transformational family systems of care we use at Joshua’s Friends reshapes my life daily. I believe I’m in the process of becoming all the person I was created in Christ to be. The soul shaping initiatives you’ll discover here have empowered me to navigate a lifetime of fractures.
From abusive childhood relationships, challenges with school and illiteracy, to becoming a homeless runaway; this system of care has provided meaningful solutions that have closed my deepest wounds. Now as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, I’m confident you’re embarking on a transformational journey through comprehensive counseling experiences capable of creating progressive life changes.
My story’s similar to Dr. T.J.’s, I also have a fractured family background including divorced parents and blended families that created childhood challenges and traumatic experiences. At 15 my twin sister and I ran away from our dad’s home to live with our mom. Living between family members had challenges, as did going back and forth between living with our mom, dad and siblings. My parents divorced when I was a toddler, I knew I did not want my children to go through the same process.
When my husband was in school for counseling, I took an assessment helping me identify pattern behaviors and God-given felt needs. This was very helpful in understanding how my childhood experiences were impacting my thoughts and actions. I’m now a certified Temperament Life Coach allowing me to be an asset to our counseling team.
The Joshua’s Friends Experience:
The Kimble’s are founders of Joshua’s Friends, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to empowering families to live beyond debilitating, challenging, and traumatic life issues. We don’t believe people are consumers, but individual persons who deserve to be treated with the highest level of dignity and respect. For this reason we espouse a person-centered, family-focused, empowering wellness, trauma-informed model of care. This is a faith-based initiative and a meaning of life model.
At our Joshua’s Java House and Community Life Dream Center your family will discover, creative-designed, environments that dynamically engage the process of transformational change. We believe our Transformational Family Systems of Care culminate to create a shared culture of compassion. Capable of meeting every family where they are, at their point of need, providing solution-focused and family-friendly supports; at all levels of community.
Whether you’re stopping in for a creative coffee experience, refreshing in our multisensory room, interacting in our Play Therapy Room, receiving counseling/coaching from our cafe and C.A.F.E. etiquette model, enjoying the Ice Cream Reading Cafe, sharing stories after a Blaze baseball game, or experiencing a behavioral breakthrough at a Moments with Micah workshop, we believe our Joshua’s Java House is more than a Community Life Dream Center. This is the place where every person, no matter their level of disability and traumatic life issues, can come and feel included, befriended, and empowered to become all the person they were created in Christ to be. At Joshua’s Friends our credo begins and ends with our Transformational Family Systems of Care and ensuring that trauma-informed models are available and accessible to families, where they are, in community. We believe you are the reason we’re here. Our highest priority is providing you and your family with the kind of counseling, coaching and soul care experiences that empower you to start living the life you’ve always imagined!