Mothers in Charge and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) provide a peer support specialist, victim advocate and intake specialist.
We offer assistance to survivors left behind by homicide victims with:
• VCAP (Victims Compensation Assistance)
• Healing/Grief Support (individual and group)
• Anger Management
• Court Accompagnement
• Victim Advocacy
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. These photos were provided by Vincent Thompson from The Office of Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson. Click the picture above to see more. (Read more.)
Twenty years ago today, our National Executive Director received a call that every parent fears, a call that changed her life forever. She was told that Khàaliq her only Son had been shot and succumbed to his injuries. She continues to miss him today like she has for the past 20 years and the pain remains with her. She continues to say her love is eternal for her Beloved Son, Khàaliq. June 26, 1977-December 6, 2001 (Read more.)
Thanks to Rasheen Farlow, Longwood Gardens and Special Thanks to Quaker State Funeral Directors Assoc. For providing Transportation for Mothers In Charge on this Special Day “We Will Always Love and Remember Them”. (Read more.)
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.)
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.