After falling into postpartum depression, my life began to spiral down and I made some really bad choices in life. For several years, I went thru some life altering challenges, including drug abuse and incarceration.
In 1998, I made the decision to turn my life around and found new purpose through my faith in God and the support from my community.
Since 2003, I have devoted myself to giving back to the community that invested in me; tirelessly working to rescue other women suffering from the bad choices made in life. I currently serve as the Program Manager for Hillsborough House of Hope, a nonprofit organization committed to helping formerly incarcerated women transition successfully into a productive and fulfilling life.
I started the Faith Works Empowerment Initiative to address the many needs that people in transition have; from housing to soft skills. It is my hope to serve my community and touch the lives of people seeking the path to a more positive life.
Nominee - National Coalition of 100 Black women
Unsung Hero - City of Tampa
Community Champion - Molina Health Care
Directors Leadership Award - Federal Bureau of Investigation
My 20 months of personal struggle 20 years ago has turned into a life’s work of service and commitment to others.
I called Ms. Linda from treatment and the rest is history! I'm now pass 2 years on the right track, with a job and my FIRST apartment ever. I am independent & it feels great.
I was lost with no direction, Ms. Linda guided and assisted me now I'm 1 year on track thank to Ms. Linda.
I called Ms. Walker with my releasing corporal and she made arrangements for me to have a safe place for me to live when I got to Tampa so I could reunify with my son.