For more than 25 years, Jayne Lessard has been offering individual and group therapy at her own counseling practice in North Carolina. In her work, she utilizes approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic theory. Jayne Lessard balances her private practice work with international volunteer counseling efforts for Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization that helps people in need of assistance worldwide.
Among its many service initiatives, Samaritan’s Purse supports a number of construction projects. The organization’s housing projects target families who need temporary shelter after a natural disaster, and these early response efforts typically lead to long-term housing aid. Over the years, Samaritan’s Purse has constructed housing in nations around the world, ranging from Honduras to Indonesia. The organization also provides housing for families in the US after natural disasters, and the program has built more than 1,000 homes since it was founded.
To foster spiritual growth and healing, the group also builds churches where people can gather to worship. The organization additionally contributes to the economic and physical well-being of international communities by renovating or building new schools and hospitals in developing countries.