SaveSouls was created to empower Afro-Caribbean individuals suffering from overall mental challenges as well as help those suffering from symptoms of sexual trauma. We believe wholeheartedly in the resilience of our people in the way they overcome the worst situations and still find a way to achieve greatness.
However, we also know that underneath this resilience lies a culture of silence around sexual trauma, a burden of inter-generational pain and a learned helplessness due to our independent attributes. Our goal is about deconstructing the maladaptive mechanism and creating a platform where we can learn together, understand each other, improve our culture, and heal for the sake of our future generations.
We believe all mental health support should be culturally relevant and Collaborative.
We believe in the resilience of the individuals we serve to take leadership of their lives.
We believe that individual professional development is an integral part of mental well-being.
We believe that all sustainable change involves all of the different layers of our environment.
Vision League was created by Patricia D., Stephanie R., and Jean-Carell D. to assist transitioning youths in the community. Vision League had a community event at Uniondale, NY with a panel speaker to present on holistic health and leadership development from International Brain Education (IBREA), Local Law Enforcement organization, and educational institutions.2017
SaveSouls Ministry founded by Obelle Milien organized a concurrent community conference in three states, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida to bring awareness about mental health in the Afro-Caribbean community. With the collaboration of PDF ministry, FEJAH, NEC FHY FED, FHYF and Sinai French SDA church in Spring valley, NY they were able to bring overall 20 mental health professionals to educate and answer anonymous questions. This event had a turnabout of around 5000 people. Savesouls also hosted some mental health segments on some social media platforms.2017
Vision League created the Self, Vision and Community workshop for Afro-Caribbean survivors of sexual violence. The program was renamed Vision League Impact and had one board member, Eileen Breslin.2019
The two founders, Obelle Milien and Patricia Desert, joined their programs because of the common mission to empower the Afro-Caribbean community regarding mental health challenges. SaveSouls Ministry was reconfigured to generate greater community impact under one name : SAVESOULS MINISTRY2019