Vernica Williams, a social worker who experienced homelessness as a young single mother, is on a mission to reach back and help Black women in Philadelphia that are experiencing the same circumstances that she faced in her earlier years. Going on to earn a Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College, she made herself a resource for young Black women with nowhere to turn.
Felismina Tomas, a young mother of two currently living in a women's shelter, is fighting daily to ensure that she doesn't become a product of her environment. Tomas recently earned a full scholarship to pursue Social Work and provide better opportunities for her children and provide help in the future for young mothers like herself.
Jai Crabbe, founder of D.O.P.E., has become a fixture in Philadelphia for feeding the homeless every other week right in front of City Hall. Crabbe went though a short stint of homelessness after an illegal eviction and vowed once she got on her feet, she would do whatever it took to become a voice for the voiceless. Her D.O.P.E. nonprofit has fed almost 30,000 people in the city of Philadelphia.
These 3 Black women are doing their part to explain the different faces of homelessness and shining a light on Black women going through the struggle.
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