Founder & Executive Director
Amy Connor, OTR/L, has experienced first-hand the challenges Complex Trauma survivors face as they courageously embrace a healing journey. Walking alongside survivors for over ten years, Amy recognized the necessity for progressive, trauma-informed solutions desperately needed by those who have been severely abused. Hesed Place grew from Amy’s vision to address these needs by creating a “Trauma-Informed-Town-Within-a-Town.”
Hesed Place received its 501(c)3 in 2018, and began implementing the “Trauma-Informed-Town-Within-a-Town” vision by providing Trauma-Informed Certification Training to five groups: Medical & Therapeutic Professionals, Law Enforcement, Community Service Providers, Life Groups (Survivor Support Groups), Organizations (Including Churches)
Training combined with services offered by Hesed Place emphasize “The Whole Journey,” encompassing both the whole person and the stages of the journey. Therapeutic Services combined with Life Group survivor support and community advocacy serve the Complex Trauma population in a mindful, trans-disciplinary manner. Amy’s vision for the near future includes progressive living accommodations, transitional community assistance, and continual relationship-based support for survivors committed to their healing journeys.
Amy’s heart is most fulfilled as she sits alongside survivors in session, counseling them through the process of healing and growth. She appreciates weaving her educational background into her work, having graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Psychology and from the Medical University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. In addition to serving as Founder and Executive director of Hesed Place, she finds great joy in the love of her family, friends, and beloved horse and cat. The beach is her most restful setting and her faith brings her the greatest peace.