Transitional Healing Center

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Firefighters For Healing partners with
Sherman and Associates to
Provide Housing for Firefighters
and Burn Trauma Survivors

Firefighters for Healing and Sherman Associates Development LLC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the future construction of the Firefighters For Healing Transitional Healing Center. This one-of-a-kind housing will be located just one block away from Hennepin Healthcare's burn unit and outpatient clinic and will support burn and trauma survivors, Firefighters and their families. These 'home-away-from-home' apartments will provide a close and comfortable place for families and survivors to rest, recharge and recover.

“Children who have survived burn trauma have unique challenges and often a very lengthy recovery. Their families are often displaced for weeks if not months while they support their child's recovery. There is an increase in the number of Firefighters seeking medical attention. Firefighters For Healing is working together with the community to meet the needs of these families to support their physical and emotional recovery.” said Founder Jake LaFerriere. “We show up with compassion, understanding and the ability to take action.”

George Sherman, CEO of Sherman Associates pursues projects that make a positive impact on the community and looks forward to the partnership. According to Sherman, “Firefighters For Healing is a passionate organization. We are inspired by their commitment to supporting the healing process. It will be a wonderful center for these children and their families.”

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