The Margie Ree Hansford-Thurmond Family Life Center
The Margie Ree Hansford-Thurmond Family
Life Center, Inc. (MHT Family Life Center) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit faith
based organization founded in 2008 by Rev. Myrna Thurmond-Malone.
Family Life Center offers pastoral counseling,
pastoral care, and education to individuals, couples, families, organizations,
and groups. The centers primary focus is providing compassionate care, empathy,
nurturing, and hope within the lives of the people who seek healing, wholeness,
empowerment, and transformation.
The mission of the MHT Family Life
Center is three part - (1) to stop the cycle of violence and self-hatred of
women by providing crisis intervention, and offer a holistic counseling
approach; (2) provide pastoral care, and counseling to the
wider community; and (3) provide mentorship services, group counseling,
and support to youth, and educational resources, training, counseling, and
support to clergy.
The Office of Pastoral Counseling
provides an integrated holistic counseling approach embracing theology and
The Office of Pastoral Care is three
EmpowerOne provides housing, training, and counseling to
transient women. The Marie Buckner Women’s Transitional Housing facility
is our current project. Our targeted goal is December of 2015.
The EmpowerOne program will
provide transitional housing clients with an eight step program. The teaching
and counseling technique will utilize a collaborative approach that
assists clients in developing self-sufficiency. The steps include personal
development, counseling, interpersonal skill building, substance
abuse prevention, community involvement, leisure activities,
career assessment and training, and sustaining self-
The Office of Kendi
provides support in the community through its free mentorship and group
counseling for youth age 13-19.
provides counseling, support, and training for pastors, church leadership, and
others interested in establishing, and developing a Pastoral Care ministry
within their church or organization.