COUNSELING / DEBRIEFING / RETREATS
In the process of researching a variety of practical missions resources, we came across many websites with member care resources for debriefing, counseling, and encouragement for missionaries. These are being made available on the website, but please note that the majority of these resources have not been extensively screened prior to their inclusion here. Please use your own discernment as you prayerfully seek help from these organizations, and let us know if you find any to be particularly helpful or if you have any concerns about any organization included.
MEMBER CARE CENTERS IN AFRICA:
Tumaini Counseling Centre offers a wide range of services to missionaries in two locations: Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. Services include "evaluation and counseling, psychiatric care, medication management, crisis debriefings and post-trauma support, marriage and family therapy, missionary kid school support, individual mentoring and coaching, mid-and end-of-term debriefings, team-building, conflict resolution, seminars and conferences, limited distance counseling via email and Skype, and online support groups."
Member Care Southern Africa, based near CapeTown, South Africa, offers pre-field assessment of missionary candidates, training of senders, on-field care of missionaries, re-entry care, retreats, and networking and research.