How Can you Help?

We are always in need of volunteers and donations. Your contribution changes the lives of many women.


Healing Happens

Trauma happens in many ways and so does healing. We offer a variety of programs to help heal the whole person.


Monthly Programs and Events

On-site activities vary monthly. Please check our calendar for more information.


  • Holistic Healing Program
  • Weekly Groups/ Activities
  • Lending Library
  • Referrals to Services
  • Educational Workshops
  • Community Outreach and Education

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The Emma Center is located in Humboldt County, California. We work to break the cycle of trauma by nurturing body, mind and spirit through classes, workshops, support groups, resources and referrals, and our library. We empower and heal the feminine spirit of our community.

The Emma Center is named for all the Emmas of the world  who have had the determination and courage to fight against violence, cruelty, and suffering– courageous, powerful women who reached out their hands to offer support and protection. More

Who Is Emma?

Her Name is Emma, Poem by Paige Alisen
No one should be left alone
forced into silence
dark places and spaces
thrust into madness

With petrified children
and screaming cats
witnessing the horrors of human cruelty

Hair growing wild
thoughts scattered like shattered glass
so far gone in the mind
no self is left
no identity, nothing
living a life of dread and despair
hopelessness and fear

Until someone reaches
out a hand grab hold,
she says, trust me
we have nothing left
but to trust
so we grab hold
and never let go
never look back

Out of the dark
squinting at the brightness
she cries for the very first time
she is free, safe, loved
she is not alone
vibrant, alive
she is Emma.