Trees symbolize growth, perseverance and life itself. They are firmly rooted and provide many benefits to both nature and humankind. Much like these wonders of nature, the children who come to the CACDC for therapy and healing are resilient, finding a way to thrive despite the obstacles and abusive hardships thrown in their path. They are hopeful, full of life and serve as a beacon of hope to others in similar situations. This is what our Tree of Healing illustrates.

Whenever children complete therapy and counseling at the CACDC, they add their names and handprints to our Tree of Healing. Together, their handprints make up the Tree’s leaves and serve as a visualization of healing, telling others:

You are not alone.

You are worthy of healing and recovery.

You are supported.

You are valuable.

You are unbreakable.

You bring light and wonder to the world.