About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is that the day will come when all victims of domestic or inter-partner violence know that there is help the first time they are victimized and that there are no barriers to that help.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a trusted resource of quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services to achieve safety, stability, and healing for victims of interpersonal violence through advocacy and community education.

What We Do

  • Assess for Risk
  • Safety Plan
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Linkage and Referrals
  • Supportive Advocacy
  • Consultancy
  • Community Engagement
  • Other Educational and Supportive Services

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Lewis Smith, MS – President

He lives in Prince Georges County, but works in Baltimore, Maryland. He is very accomplished in the area of community development and his education and skills are as follow to name a few; Post Graduate courses in Human Services at Bowie State University, Post Graduate courses in Healthcare Management at University of Phoenix, Masters of Human Services- Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Associate in General Studies-American University, Washington, DC. Lewis sits on various Boards and has a very impressive skill set to include but not limited to various certifications in family therapy, juvenile sex offenders, gambling, community mediation, behavioral healthcare standards and addiction. Lewis is a prime example of one who is vested in the community, always seeking to make a difference on the front line or behind the scenes.

Delmus Nelson – Vice President

He is the Owner of Nelson Welding, Founder of the Southeast Welding Academy, and Southeast Welding Center all located in Washington, DC. He has an extensive history working in the historical Anacostia area and is a key player and stakeholder in getting people to work. He believes whole-heartedly in second chances, and thus provides training and education; as well as employment placement assistance to students graduating from the academy. We are blessed to have him on our board and look forward to providing second chances here at the foundation. He brings enormous experience and knowledge of successfully owning and operating multiple agencies, and a multitude of opportunities for our consumers.

Marsha A. Woodland, BA – Board Director

As Founder and Executive Director, Marsha is an established professional, Peer and Consultant working with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC). Marsha is a nationally recognized orator & trauma survivor who uses her lived experiences to change mindsets in regards to trauma, her overall mission is to “erase” the stigma associated with domestic violence and co-occurring dynamics. Her personal experiences as a consumer inspired her to “Do Something” to educate organizations and individuals about the harmful impact of witnessing and experiencing violence at a young age. Her advocacy is powerful because “To whom much is given, much is required.”


Cheryl Daniels – Events Coordinator

Cheryl is responsible for all aspects of an events planning, venue, talent search, logistics, setup breakdown and scheduling.

Kimberly Burks – Guest Services Coordinator

Kimberly is responsible for all aspects of Guest Logistics, invitations, confirmations, travel and lodging for internal and external customers, individual guest event accommodations, and she is the point of contact from beginning to end.