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The Faces Behind A Purpose, Look Back On 2017

"Wow, look at all we did last year!" I started this organization with a vision to  provide support and encouragement to victims and survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. I wasn't the best speaker when I started it. Nor was I the sharpest business woman. I didn't know how I was going [...]

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My Best Friend Is Being Abused

She asked me not to tell anyone! And I promised I wouldn't. I have in my phone pictures of her bruised body. She sent me pictures of her bruised arm. She sent me pictures of her bruised leg. Purple bruises cover her back where he struck her. She even told me that he had pulled [...]

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Faces Behind A Purpose – Autism Awareness Talent Show

On April 2, 2017, our organization had the opportunity to sponsor our first community based talent show to bring awareness to Autism. The Faces Behind a Purpose for You sponsored the Aziz’s Autism Awareness Talent Show hosted by Maiesha Hawkins. Our origination is making moves throughout the Richmond, Virginia community. With more than 200 people [...]

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Wonderful Testimonial From Shonda Harris-Muhammed On Timika Thompson and The Faces Behind A Purpose For You

I was so surprised when I saw my friend post this video. She called me an unsung hero Special thanks Shonda, we're just getting started. I have huge plans for this organization. 1st we're going to start right here in our community and make an impact in Richmond VA, then we're going to educate people [...]

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Less Than A Man – When Men Are The Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The thought of being a statistic; a horrifying value instantly triggering that sense of complete loathsomeness! I found out, the hard way, how domestic violence is also a nightmare for men. I was in an intimate relationship and cohabitated in Richmond, Va. for a number of years with a gorgeous woman I truly loved. At [...]

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Dining To Donate Fundraiser

The Applebee's Dining To Donate fundraiser was a tremendous success. Thanks to all that came out. Here are a few pictures from the event.

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A Candid Discussion on Domestic Violence with Timika Cousins, Felicia Harding Williams and The Faces Behind A Purpose For You Staff

It was an honor to be a guest on the show "The Lounge" hosted by Felicia Harding Williams. It gave me (along with some of the awesome ladies on our team: Shavonn Doughtery, Angel Pervall and Melissa Coleman) an opportunity to speak about Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and how it has impacted our lives. Domestic [...]

A Domestic Violence Wake Up Call

I thought he adored me and he claimed to love me.  “This man is the one,” I remember telling my family, over and over again. I mean, when this guy walked in the room, he took my breath away. And together, as a couple, we could silence a crowd. In fact, I affectionately called him [...]

So Exactly What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is very well alive. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity can vary [...]

A CRISIS IN SILENCE | Recognizing Domestic Abuse

Are you suffering and broken in silence? Are you in a relationship with someone that declares “I love you”? Do you remember the very first time he made you feel less than human, controlled and threatened, or even emotional turmoil? If your initial reaction was a terrifying yes to one or any of these questions, [...]