Founder and Executive Director, StartAnew
CPRS- with Forensic Endorsement and WRAP facilitator
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Maya Angelou
I am the Founder and Executive Director at Start Anew the non-profit, as well as part owner of Sisters Empowered. I am passionate about human rights, civil rights, advocacy, community support and the right to be you. I hold a BA in Liberal Arts and my focus is on Women’s Empowerment and Advocacy through Community Support.
I hold certifications in: Peer Covery Support, Family Peer Support, WRAP Facilitator, and I am trained facilitator in Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.
I am currently working on my master’s degree in divinity with a focus on Leadership. I am one of the facilitators of the Women’s Empowerment group called, “It’s OK 2 B U.” have done some public speaking and would like to do more.
Facilitator and Community Outreach Coordinator at StartAnew for It’s OK 2 B U and at Sisterhood at AAATF
I have been living with HIV for 33 years and have been facilitating these groups because I want to help in the community with self-health and self-care. I want to be able to show support and love to anyone that wants to live and learn. My purpose is to make and keep people aware of some things; if not all things that can help people to live a safe and healthier lifestyle.
Director of Young Women's Programming, Social Media Coordinator, and Facilitator. I am also a co-owner in Sisters Empowered.
I facilitate group activities, conversations which include topics that impact women and girls today.
My greatest accomplishment is being a mother. My children are one of the reasons that I get up in the morning.
I am passionate about social justice and women’s positions in the world, which include women’s rights and one of the reasons is because my mother was justice impacted and is a survivor of incarceration and this also makes me justice impacted.
I believe that there are levels and underlying conditions that play a part in why a person becomes part of the justice system and that we as a community need to re-evaluate the who’s the why’s and the what’s in finding the how’s.
I am also interested in the art of makeup and fashion.
What We Do
StartAnew is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on BIPOC women and girls who are survivors of incarceration and those who have been impacted by the justice system.
Our services include:
It’s OK 2 B U (empowerment group) Healing Circle
Certified Peer Support Recovery Support
Forensic Peer Recovery Support
One on One WRAP Development Plans
We work with
We work with BIPOC women and young ladies who are justice impacted and/or survivors of incarceration.
We Build Networks
we build networks that
assist and provide the best support
for each woman’s individual
Our ultimate goal is to increase the mindset of BIPOC women by providing intrinsic empowerment tools to motivate her into being the best person that she can be.
It is our birthright for all to
achieve the highest level of
education that they desire
We Provide Support
We provide personal support in most types of situations.
We provide one on one mentoring sessions. Our expert team works tirelessly to conduct sessions for those who would like to receive it.