There’s much to be celebrated about Arlington. But we believe God has yet greater plans for the city. People are still lost in homelessness, searching for hope and security. Many families are broken, struggling to connect and put food on the table.
These struggles are traumatic for individuals and their families. Sadly, 59% of adults in Arlington have experienced or witnessed trauma. Trauma occurs when violence, abuse, or a near-death experience produces a response of intense fear, helplessness, or horror. The effects of trauma cause people to feel cut off from God, their community, and even themselves.
Read on to see what our study revealed about the state of Arlington related to trauma and crisis. While the statistics are sobering, the good news is that there’s hope for healing through Christ and his Word.