NO WOMEN LEFT BEHIND is a woman’s community where members with a common goal assist and support one another. By working together we develop a safe and positive environment. In this safe haven we are able to take self-inventory discovering a self-worth and acceptance, for the choices we made that brought us to this place. In this place we learn that we are all connected no matter race color or religion.
When we accept ourselves and other women for who they are, we then become our sister’s keeper.
- Help with securing benefits, entitlements, and financial management
- Comprehensive medical follow-up
- Treatment education and adherence support
- Assistance securing substance abuse, mental health, legal, and counseling services
- Family stability and independent living links and follow-up
- Assistance with permanent housing
- Securing all documents needed for viable housing
- Complete 2010e for appropriate housing
- Seminars on the importance of saving
- Provide testing for GED prepping, or preparing,
- Assist with information on College Options
- Assessments for Job Readiness
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Joyce Mouzon, born and raised in Westchester County and currently a resident of Bronx, NY, Graduating from the College of New Rochelle with a Liberal Arts Degree in 2013, also obtaining her CASAC-T. She then enrolled into Mercy College to pursue a degree in Mental Health. However, there was a greater call in her life. After the 3rd semester in 2015 she enrolled into New York Theological Seminary to pursue a Master’s in Pastoral Care & counseling with Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) toward becoming a licensed Chaplin. She is also a Chaplin through Federal Latin American Chaplin Association (FLACA) which is currently attached to the 77th prescient in Brooklyn New York. Joyce Mouzon, is currently the founder and Director of Kingdom Cares Food Pantry at her place of worship. Kingdom Life Temple. While working toward a higher education. She currently is working as a substance Abuse Counselor at Rikers Island. She out of her personal pains and joys understands or identifies with the struggles women have. Which has brought her to this place, where her soul continues to ask these questions? How can she be of service? How can she help women move through life’s many struggles? While sitting in her car mediating on the needs of women and really searching for answers a small voice in her spirit came, NO WOMEN LEFT BEHIND.
I Janay Todd, a native of New York graduated from the school of Professional Performing Arts with a background in dance with the Alvin Ailey Dance company. Thereafter studying in LaGuardia community college majoring in human services: mental health, I found the passion for psychology and the use of the human brain. I then transitioned into the substance abuse filed in 2009. Initially working as an AmeriCorps member for two years, I was able to work from the ground up, with a better understanding of every role played in the treatment process. I assisted Substance Abuse Counselors, Billing, Medicaid application counselors, house management, medical and the administrative assistant, and then becoming an Assistant to the director. I was then hired as an Admissions counselor in 2012. Serving as the initial contact for a new client, there I understood the term “meeting a client where they’re at”. My compassion and expertise would set the beginning tone to one’s recovery before heading to treatment. That feeling was what I looked forward to everyday and motivated me to continue to show up despite any other issues whether my own. I became a Board member for No Women Left Behind January 2017.
Jason S. Price
Jason S. Price is an advocate for children and families. Currently, he serves as the director of a health education program that seek to address the needs and issues of inner-city young adults by providing them safe spaces to express themselves through art and social interaction. He has served as a strategic consultant to several nonprofits organizations, spear-headed board and executive development sessions, implemented strategic plans, enhanced stakeholder relationships through broad involvement and active participation, and produced several program development mechanisms, specifically tailored to meet organizational demands. He has worked with civic professionals, diplomatic executives, and public officials to create social programs and movements that seek to address community needs and concerns, both locally and internationally. He is a board consultant to several organizations including The American Liver Foundation, The Fund for the City of New York, and The Society for the Promotion of Education and Research. He has held several professorship posts at the City University of New York and the College of New Rochelle. He is a published author and poet.
Barbara E. Nesby
Barbara E. Nesby was appointed Treasurer of NO WOMEN LEFT BEHIND 1/1/2017. Ms. Nesby currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Kingdom Care Food Pantry and is an ordained Elder at Kingdom Life Temple Church. Ms. Nesby graduated from New York University where she received her Master’s in Social Work. Ms. Nesby was employed by Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS). At VNS Ms. Nesby had the opportunity to work with various populations: children & adolescents; individuals and families; homeless, substances abusers and the elderly. Ms. Nesby was promoted to Program Coordinator and rendered 24 years of service at VNS. Ms. Nesby is presently employed with New York City health and Hospital At Home Program. Where she works with the elderly population assisting them to obtain needed services to ensure their safety in the community.
Ann Marie Cross is a native New Yorker who has lived in every borough except Staten Island. Being raised by her single father after the accidental death of her mother; she never really understood when her father told her, “if you go to school every day, you will be more likely to go to work every day.” Ms. Cross came to believe that work ethic in combination with character traits such as honesty, integrity, willingness to learn and consistency contribute to a productive and progressive lifestyle. After years of chemical dependence, criminality, homelessness and unemployment she has established sobriety, obtained permanent housing, completed vocational training for CASAC and maintained gainful employment. Ms. Cross is 54 years old and currently enrolled in Metropolitan College of New York and pursuing a BA in Human Services, with a projected completion date in early 2018. She attained CASAC certification in 2013 and has been an active member of the Alumni Association of New York for the past six years and served as their Secretary for the last two years. She was the Vice President of Recovery Services for Samaritan Village for five years until their merge and restructuring with Day Top Village in 2016. Ms. Cross became a Recovery Coach in 2014, Certified Peer Recovery Advocate in 2015 and is an active member of the Recovery Community by committing to doing service and supporting others seeking and maintaining recovery. She currently works as a CASAC clinician with Odyssey House, Inc. at Edgecombe Correctional Facility providing substance abuse treatment and transitional services to incarcerated clients. While balancing full time employment and school, service commitments, and ongoing recovery efforts, Ms. Cross enjoys spending time with her family. She is a mother and grandmother of eight and enjoys family outings, gatherings and being a single parent to her youngest son who is twelve. Other interests include but are not limited to dancing, sewing, watching old movies, fine dining and then attempting to recreate recipes at home.
Susan E. Wright
For 17 years Bronx native, Susan E. Wright has worked at one of New York’s most prestigious hospitals; Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her position requires interaction with high risk pregnant patients. She possess excellent communication, administrative and organizational skills. While employed at Montefiore she also held a position at a facility Green Hope Housing, which is for women in need of social and economic assistance. Susan always had a passion for women services. Being an only child having four children (three of them females), ten grandchildren (eight of them females) and 2 great granddaughters she knows a woman worth. My inception to NO WOMEN LEFT BEHIND IS January, 2017.
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