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He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness.”
Your City's Needs

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.

Hard Truths About Arlington

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

155,750
Trauma

is defined as extreme violence, abuse, or a near-death experience that produces a response of intense fear, helplessness, or horror.

59%

OF ARLINGTON RESIDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME KIND OF TRAUMA  

10%

rated the symptoms they still experience as moderate to overwhelming


65%

rated the symptoms they still experience as overwhelming

Top 3 Sources of Comfort in Crisis
Friend
Spouse
The Bible
1 in 4

Arlington residents who are not Bible users expressed interest in participating in a Bible-based experience that could help them heal from their traumatic experience