January 21, 2019

Here’s what you can do

  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1957

    Honor the Prince of Peace Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by becoming a Partner in Peace with Mothers in Charge this MLK Day. Everyone donating $25 or more will have their name added to our Partners in Peace page, unless you choose the anonymous option. Please take a look around our home page to learn more about the critical programs your contributions will support. Thank you! (Read more.)

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro visits Mothers in Charge

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press conference at Mothers in Charge Thursday morning and KYW Newsradio was there to report:

“At Mothers in Charge, people recently released from prison are given the assistance and information needed to reintegrate into society. Attorney General Josh Shapiro decided to deliver his remarks here because he says the state needs more places like this.”

Get the full report at KYW Newsradio: Pa. officials look to reduce prison re-entry rate or listen here:

(Read more.)

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Come to our community meeting

Come to our headquarters at 520 North Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 31st at 5:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Lt. Norman Davenport. Let’s talk solutions and also support for victims of homicide. (Read more.)

Here’s what we do

WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR CHANGE
Offering Peer Support Specialists, life skills training, and resource coordination for women returning from incarceration

GRIEF SUPPORT
Individual and group support is available weekly to those who have lost loved ones to violence. Crisis counseling, therapeutic storytelling, and a support hot-line

ANGER MANAGEMENT
Participants are referred from Philadelphia Court & Probation systems for nine, weekly sessions of anger management support.

SCHOOL-BASED GRIEF AND LOSS GROUPS
Group sessions are provided to children who have experienced loss.

THINKING FOR A CHANGE
A Cognitive Skills/Problem-Solving Training for Incarcerated Individuals offered in Three Philadelphia Prisons and for At-Risk populations.

HARCUM COLLEGE AT MOTHERS IN CHARGE
Higher education has come to your community! Attend classes two nights per week at Mothers in Charge. Financial aid an d scholarships available.

PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE
Community organizing model for people facing charges. Their families and their communities can impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Participatory Defense groups work with the public defender’s office by providing a more holistic view of a person facing criminal charges.

GIRLS MENTORING
Weekly after school life skills and mentoring sessions are offered to at-risk adolescent girls. New Mentors and Young Ladies Are Always Welcome!

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
MIC conducts public education, outreach and advocacy both locally and nationally to facilitate discussions around the impact of violence.
We are urgently working with our nations leaders to develop trauma-informed solutions to support those left behind to deal with the aftermath of violence.

All of our services and support to the community utilize a “Trauma Informed” service approach.

We will be sharing more information on all of our programs soon.

You can make a difference

Mothers In Charge operates on contributions from organizations and people like you. Please take a look around our site to see the programs your donations will support.

How can we help you?

Note: We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 72 hours.

Weekly Services

Tuesdays:
Participatory defense: 5:30 p.m.
Boys mentoring: 6 p.m.

Wednesdays:
Girls mentoring: 6 p.m.

Thursdays:
Anger Management: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Healing Hearts (grief support): 5:30 p.m.

More ways to contact us

Email: info@mothersincharge.org
Phone: (215) 228-1718
Mailing address: 520 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Everyone donating $25 or more will have their name added to our Partners in Peace page, unless you choose the anonymous option.

Thank you!

Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and Executive Director
Mothers in Charge

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