"Helping hurting families heal, from traumatic experiences"

Our Team

Masters at serving our community in a trauma informed way

Karen Gonzalez

Founder/Executive Director
Certified trauma informed educator
Healing Art Leader

Karen trained with Echo Parenting and Education. She is also a consultant.  She is trained as a healing art leader and a wellness advocate. She uses art, science, aromatherapy and faith to overcome the effects of trauma. Her passion is to inform pastors, leaders, church members and everyone about the challenges trauma creates on our daily lives.

Diana Olarte

Outreach Ambassador 
 Diana engages community with violence prevention efforts in a trauma informed way.Helps with events and support groups. A Survivor of domestic violence.

Michelle Solares

Children Healing Art Leader

Michelle leads the children's lounge and helps the children process their trauma. Her loving and kind ways makes her leadership unique and effective.

Kimberly Gomez

Children Art Leader

Kimberly has been volunteering in our children art groups for the past few years. We are so thankful for the way she selflessly serves with her whole heart. 

Laila Abou- Amou


Laila has been advocating for survivors in the faith base community. She helps with our yearly event. Her and her family have become sponsors of our programs. 

Check out the interview with our founder
"As the founder of Helping Hands Resource Center I have made sure we give survivors the love and compassion they deserve"