Jane Maggard, the Change Your Life coordinator at Love INC, Gallatin County, recalls how a single mom “was mad at God but is now coming around, working on a relationship.” Another woman who wouldn’t leave the house is now able to complete her outdoor walks. They, along with nine others, completed REBOOT Recovery’s Trauma REBOOT program offered through Love INC this spring.
The free, 12-week, faith-based course helps people overcome traumatic life experiences through practical instruction and small-group discussion. It is “a program that helps people heal,” Maggard says. “People are not judged. They’re encouraged to share and receive support and encouragement.”
The program was so successful that participants are now taking REBOOT Advance, a follow-up trauma class. Love INC Executive Director Rob McCormack says, “The fact that the group wanted to continue on, to go even deeper in the program, speaks to the progress they have made.”
Love INC plans to offer the Trauma REBOOT class to the community each fall and spring, with the next program starting in September. The nonprofit also offers two other free courses, Faith and Finance and Love Your Kitchen.
“It’s amazing to see the positive impact on people,” Maggard says. “It’s life changing. Everyone is very grateful and lives have been affected for the better.”
Love In the Name of Christ is a partnership of area churches working together to serve the community’s most vulnerable. REBOOT Recovery programs are available throughout Montana to help people overcome trauma.