May 10, 2021

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A Mother’s Prayer for Peace

NBC10 Philadelphia covered “A Mother’s Prayer for Peace,” the Mother’s in Charge online prayer service held on the final day of 2020 and followed up by interviewing our founder and National Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight. Participants also prayed for the families of those lost as Philadelphia approached 500 homicides in 2020, the highest total in decades, as well as for peace in the new year. Click the photo above to view the report. (Read more.)

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Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight honored by Philadelphia Tribune Magazine

Mothers in Charge is very proud to announce that our founder and National Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight has been recognized with the Philadelphia Tribune Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential Leader Award.  Annually the Philadelphia Tribune acknowledges African-American Leaders in the region for outstanding commitment to community.  Please consider celebrating with us on Thursday, November 12th @ 12 p.m. and other honorees in the region who’ve received this prestigious award.  Register today p2p.events/tribunemostinfluential

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Dr. Dorothy joins 6ABC town hall on gun violence

Mothers in Charge founder and national executive director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight participated along with Mayor Kenney, Police Commissioner Outlaw and other Philadelphia leaders for a virtual town hall to to discuss gun violence.

Watch ‘Building It Better Together Town Hall: Gun Violence’ on on 6ABC.com.

Download the press release: 6ABC/WPVI-TV PHILADELPHIA SITS DOWN WITH MAYOR JIM KENNNEY, POLICE COMMISSIONER DANIELLE OUTLAW AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS GUN VIOLENCE

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Prayers and blessings for Ms. Sharon Kelly

We are saddened to announce the loss of our Atlantic City chapter leader Ms. Sharon Kelly, who passed away at the end of last week after fighting the good fight against pancreatic cancer.

Mothers In Charge extends our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to her beloved family at this time.
 
Few words can express how sad this news of losing such a dear one makes us feel. 

-Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight (Read more.)

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Rest in Power John Lewis

Representative John Lewis was our great warrior for mankind, fighting many battles for us. He was a son of a sharecropper and fought tirelessly for racial equity before and during his time in Congress. He will be missed but his legacy and work will continue. We will continue to get in good trouble in his honor.  – Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and National Executive Director (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.

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.

Mothers in Charge Newsletter

How the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) can help families affected by homicide.

The VOCA services that are provided by    Mothers In Charge include:

  1. Peer support at the scene of the crime or follow up at home
  2. Victim advocacy
  3. 24 hour live support
  4. Mobile Meetings
  5. Grief Support (individual/group)
  6. Anger Management
  7. On-going wellness outreach

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.

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

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Report from the community

Apply now to join the Credible Messenger Reporting Project and tell the story of gun violence, root causes and possible solutions from the community perspective. Stipends are available. (Click here for details)

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.

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Email: info@mothersincharge.org
Phone: (215) 228-1718
Mailing address: 2839 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 1913

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.

 

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

 

Please leave a note in the comment box if you wish to make your contribution in honor of a loved one.

 

Please review our donation terms and conditions. (More info)

 

We also gratefully accept offline donations. (More info)

 

Thank you!

 

Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight

Founder and Executive Director

 

Mothers in Charge

2839 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 1913

Email: info@mothersincharge.org | Phone: (215) 228-1718

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