HEELS is a branch of Abide Ministries that exists to support people in need of assistance related to abuse or reentry with healing, empowerment, education, leadership training, and success.
Siblings Gina and Joe share a mutual desire to help individuals overcome obstacles caused from trauma due to domestic and sexual abuse as well as helping clients successfully reintegrate into society after involvement with the judicial system. In an effort to defeat these barriers, they co-founded HEELS Group, an organization established to assist individuals in need of assistance with issues related to abuse or reentry. Through their ministry of availability, HEELS aims to assist clients in repurposing their lives through Healing, Empowerment, Education, Leadership training and Success.
HEELS was formed to empower clients with the skills and resources needed to successfully live their life’s purpose. We empower our clients through financial literacy and coaching which enables them to achieve their goals by understanding what God’s plan is for their life. With HEELS assistance, clients can maximize their potential and take accountability for their lives and actions.
As a survivor of both domestic and sexual abuse, Gina has dedicated her time and service to assisting victims of similar injustices. With her extensive experience on matters of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse, she advocates for victims and survivors to ensure they are able to successfully overcome the traumas associated with their abuse. She provides coaching and mentoring services as well as research and resources to empower her clients to transition from the cycle of abuse to financial stability.
As a chaplain with the State of Michigan, Joe saw a need to help individuals returning to society from the justice system. He has a heart to combat housing instability for individuals who have been recently incarcerated and are unable to reintegrate into society due to lack of housing or financial stability as well as reduce the recidivism rate. He uses his time to minister to and assist his clients in finding employment, housing, and the resources needed to once again successfully become productive members of society.
Donate to HEELS
In order to aid in their effort to help indiviudals overcome significant obstacles, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch HEELS. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/heels. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to PO Box 101, Clawson, MI 48017.
Please add “HEELS” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected].
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to HEELS electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to HEELS without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.