In 2020, our founder Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight took part in a conversation Josh Shapiro, now Governor-elect of Pennsylvania. Watch the video: Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight and Josh Shapiro Conversation | Gun Violence
Please support Mothers in Charge this Giving Tuesday and every day
For #GivingTuesday, Mothers In Charge asks you to support our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and all those who have lost a loved one to senseless acts of violence in our community.
Help us help those coping with tragic loss by donating online. Just scroll down to the donation form at the bottom of this page or go to: mothersincharge.org/donations/you-can-make-a-difference/
Your support of our organization is indispensable. Your your tax-deductible contribution will support our programs, including: Grief Support, Anger Management, School-based Grief and Loss Groups, Violence Prevention Advocacy, Teen Mentoring, Participatory Defense and more.
We also support the transformation of women returning to their families and communities after incarceration. All of these programs advance our mission: violence prevention, education and intervention, while advocating and supporting youth, families and communities affected by violence.
The year may be drawing to a close but our work is not. Our work will not be done until we stop losing lives to violence and stop seeing women return to their communities without support following incarceration.
#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. Please join us.
Happy Holidays From Everyone At Mothers In Charge!
CBS Philadelphia has launched its annual Joy of Sharing toy drive, benefiting children in need this holiday season. The campaign has provided toys for more than 100,000 children in need over the years. Your toy donations will benefit both the Salvation Army and Mothers in Charge, a nonprofit which supports mothers who lost children to gun violence. [News report / More info]
Join us at Broad Street Ministry on Wednesday, December 14th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM for a vigil to remember those lost and demand our leaders #EndGunViolence. RSVP today.
The latest cohort from the Women Working for Change reentry program at Mothers in Charge were recognized with City Council citations during the graduation ceremony on July 27. VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW
Mothers in Charge joins new Mothers Movement to demand more city action to prevent gun violence
With Friday marking Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Philadelphia Eagles were wearing orange practice jerseys which will be auctioned off to benefit two violence prevention organizations, Frontline Dads and Mothers in Charge. Here’s the story: Eagles wear orange to honor survivors and victims of gun violence
Join Mothers In Charge and other community organizations on May 5th at noo as we lead our Pre-Mothers Day Peace Rally and Walk from 440 North Broad Street to Philadelphia City Hall.
To our sons and young men, please see what this violence is doing to our families and our communities through our tears. We cannot bear the grief of losing you anymore.
Join this marching band of young people, mothers, families, and community members working together to heal our communities and end senseless violence in Philadelphia and beyond.
Click here to register now >>> A Mother’s Plea For Peace, Sons Put Down Your Guns-Pre-Mothers Day Rally
New documentary features Mothers in Charge
Our work and community prominently featured in a new documentary that recently premiered online:
In Philadelphia, gun violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men. The documentary, HEAVEN: CAN YOU HEAR ME? explores the devastating impact of gun violence on families seen through the eyes of mothers, like one woman who grieves after the youngest of her four sons was murdered in 2016. Across town, the film takes us into the inner sanctum of Mothers in Charge, a Philadelphia-based service and advocacy organization working with survivors of violence. In weaving together the stories of mothers and community advocates on the frontlines of a crisis, the film paints an intimate portrait of loss, grief, and resilience.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro congratulates Women Working for a Change
The latest class of our Women Working for a Change reentry program graduated on February 9 during a ceremony at the Sister Clara Muhammed School in West Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sent this video to congratulate the graduates.
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson speaks at Women Working for a Change Graduation
The latest class of our Women Working for a Change reentry program graduated on February 9 during a ceremony at the Sister Clara Muhammed School in West Philadelphia. Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson addressed the graduates.
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.