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Posted by on Mar 11, 2015

Mothers in Charge began as a peace movement in Philadelphia that is gaining national attention and spreading to other cities. Dorothy Johnson-Speight is sharing her story of grief...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

MIC was recently recognized by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia at their first ever Women’s Champion Honors. MIC was among twenty six organizations honored for making a difference in...

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From Dorothy's Desk

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

I invite you to support a new Mothers in Charge pilot program Women Working For A Change (WW4C). This program will provide on the job training and support to women returning from...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

by Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC. From Faces of Courage My son Khaaliq was my firstborn, my only son. As a parent I wanted him to have the best. I wanted him to be a productive...

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Grief Support Program

Grief Support Program

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in collaboration with Mothers In Charge Providing a Grief Support Program for Families Affected by Violence Every 1st and 3rd Saturday (see MIC calendar ) 3:00-4:30 pm Info Contact: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19150 Rev. LeRoy Miles- 215-276-7200, ext. 3735 Or contact Mothers In Charge...

Instead of a Card

Instead of a Card

On May 10th we celebrate Mother’s Day. But there are mothers for whom the day will not be filled with celebration: mothers whose sons or daughters were murdered. No beribboned package, card or flowers will bestow the thing they want most– their precious child restored to them again. I spoke with Dorothy Johnson-Speight  to learn why she founded the...

WW4C Graduation Video

Many thanks to Rob Jennings for providing this video footage of our Women Working For A Change (WW4C) 2014 graduation ceremony. WW4C is a life skills and job readiness program which prepares women who have been recently discharge from incarceration for re-entry into their community and their families. Mothers In Charge is so proud of our...

All Our Sons- We Need Your Help

Join Dorothy Johnson-Speight and Mothers In Charge in their journey to bring national awareness to their message. Back this Project NOW! ___ When two boys are murdered by the same man, their mothers’ unexpected alliance offers hope to victims and offenders alike. After the murder of their sons, Dorothy, a black woman, and Ruth who is white, transform...