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Orvin Kimbrough, United Way

on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted in Alive and Well St. Louis, Recently Added


The United Way of Greater St. Louis helps to support agencies throughout the region that serve individuals and families, while also helping to mobilize volunteers into meaningful experiences. Their work in building collaborations, identifying unmet needs, and increasing the capacity of organizations to better serve is so important to the health of St. Louisans.


Bethany in the studio with Orvin Kimbrough, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater St. Louis whos work in providing resources to those most in need in our community is instrumental as we become Alive and Well.


As we talk about being Alive and Well, the importance of reducing childhood trauma and helping our children build resilience is crucial.


Orvin’s shares openly about his victorious life and personal resilience. His story is heart-wrenching, life-affirming and awe-inspiring.


In this episode discover:

  • What it means for Orvin Kimbrough, given his current role and experiences, to be Alive and Well.
  • How he personally survived extreme childhood trauma, adversity and experiences.
  • Why and how he found forgiveness for his mother.
  • Where his life turned from hurt-filled to hopeful.
  • When excites him about the future of St. Louis.
  • Orvin has written that it takes incredible energy, patience, and love to help children overcome trauma. What does that mean?
  • He emphasizes the importance of fostering good coping skills in children as a way to change the trajectory of a generation. How do we as individuals and as a community help to support this happening?
  • Orvin’s advice to anyone who is challenged by their childhood truama as they begin their journey?


Thank you everyone for joining us for another episode of Alive and Well STL. We look forward to speaking with you next week.


For more information about Alive and Well STL follow us on Twitter @aliveandwellstl or visit us online at aliveandwellstl.com.


We’ll be back next week. Thanks for listening!

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