Wild Haven & Co. celebrated our 3rd anniversary & the purchase of 97.65 acres of NC Mountain Land in February, 2022 with the hopes of a retreat center "barn raising" by SPRING 2024!
*PS. Yes, this waterfall is on our property!
To Rescue, Root, Restore, and Rebuild survivors in a brave, safe space of grace moving at sacred pace as we grow holistically healthy together from ashes to beauty in community with nature.
To see survivors become thrivers as they heal creating a sustainable positive ripple effect across the globe: soul to sole and soil.
To provide a variety of Complementary and Integrative Holistic Health opportunities as we plant seeds of Encouragement, Educate, Equip and Empower survivors to become thrivers by natural design in community.
Meet Trish McCall
Founder, Facilitator, and Trail Guide for Wild Haven & Co.
Considered by some to be the “Wild Haven Maven,” Trish is a different kind of “heart and brain surgeon” than most imagined she would be when she headed off to UNC-Ch. to become a biology major/medical student in 1995.
Trish is a 20+ year nurse, former collegiate/adult athlete and coach, and survivor of multiple medical and physical traumas, along with complex trauma experience related to her own childhood/young adult experiences and spirit, mind, body healing journey. Trish also has an extensive history of working with women and children in crisis who have experienced various kinds of domestic/sexual, religious/spiritual, medical/surgical, mental/emotional abuses and misuses as a volunteer, a nurse, and a nurse manager in hospital and medical office settings, as well as shelters and outreaches in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
In addition, Trish is an avid outdoor adventurer, studied wilderness survival alongside her youngest son, and holds certifications with GraceLife International, Project Wild, YogaFaith-500hr Master Trainer/Level 1 Yoga Therapist and is a Registered Nurse in SC and NC with holistic health and trauma foci as a continuous student of Dr. Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and Dr. Caroline Leaf, and well along her journey to becoming a trauma release/chronic disease yoga therapist (graduation October 2022) with YogaFaith. She is also HOPE (Healthcare Observations for the Prevention & Eradication of Human Trafficking) trained and is aiding in the rescue efforts of victims as well as raising awareness about the epidemic.
**Fun Fact: Wild Haven & Co. was initially birthed out of a family business to teach wilderness survival skills through classes and off-grid, primitive camping excursions.
As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist and spiritual counselor, Trish has been instrumental in guiding others through nature-based health restoration and rebuilding a resilient life of freedom with grace and truth - especially for those who suffer from trauma and struggle with mid-life transitions, who experience intense anxiety or depression, chronic pain, and hormonal-immune dysfunctions and disease. She welcomes the opportunity to walk alongside others who desire a different way to thrive that is complimentary and integrative to western medicine, but who also understand healing goes beyond western medicine's physical/medicinal limitations.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Wild Haven & Co. we believe that EVERY person has a divine purpose and deserves to experience Love, Acceptance, know their innate Worth, and have a Safe place to land. To know that they are seen, and that we sincerely desire to see them healed from the trauma of abuse and misuse that continues to impact their mental and physical health. Through this healing journey, we anticipate that they will experience transformation as they explore a new, or renewed,relationship with creation and their loving Creator as they learn to love themselves better - together. We desire each and every person to know and believe that they are “Designed Naturally Awesome” down to their very DNA, and created on purpose, for a purpose, and HOW to live WHOLE with Soul-to-Sole purpose!
We aim to be the reflection of Love, to bring hope and healing to a hurting world as we walk alongside fellow Wild Haven Warriors to traverse their "wilderness" and discover their safe "haven" as they scale hard, but Holy, mountains to impact a changing world with the nature of the unchanging God who brings Beauty from Ashes!
Reach out to us when you are ready to journey with us, too!
Wild Haven & Co. was born out of Trish's own transformative "REALignment Migration" healing journey, which led to restoring her health despite a 3 inch thick medical chart filled with 19 medical diagnoses (including complex PTSD, anxiety/depression related to PTSD), 5 surgeries, 4 specialists, and medications galore. The truth is, dis-ease begets disease, and the key is dealing with the root causes in ways we are already equipped to heal naturally - from the inside out.
Through Trish's own "ashes to beauty" story, her life verse became Isaiah 61:3, which, in turn, became the verse behind Wild Haven's vision, mission, and promises. “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”
Furthermore, Acts. 17:28 says that "in Him we move, we live, we breathe, and we have our being." In everything we do, we are simply worshiping the Creator by living whole, soul to sole to soil, in and with nature as creation reveals His healing nature - how we are “designed naturally awesome” (DNA) to thrive!
At the soul core of Wild Haven’s mission is our persevering efforts to rescue, renew, and restore victims of human trafficking and end modern day slavery in this generation as well as to support foster/adoptive families to provide a safe and loving home without compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout from secondary and primary trauma they often experience with and from the children they foster and adopt.
Our mission trips, fundraising efforts, store products and event profits go directly to the efforts of raising awareness, rescuing victims, equipping frontline professionals and survivors, and empowering those who have lost their voice to change laws that protect survivors and seek justice on their behalf. Wild Haven & Co. is also passionate to grow and expand our outreach so that we might also eventually help the homeless, addicted, and recovering communities, as well as prison and hospital populations and the frontline agencies’ personnel who serve these populations.
So, here we are working better together so that we may live, love, and lead people out of darkness and into healing.