I am at an event sponsored by the Bank of America in Providence where one of my favorite people is being honored. Eleanor "Candy" Brown-McSwain founded Destiny House, an organization that focuses on domestic violence and past trauma in communities of color. DH programs address teen dating violence and the ongoing effect of early experiences of family violence on the lives and decision-making of children and adults.
This is such crucial work and Candy has been working for years on slim financial resources. The BOA recognition and grant will go a long way to helping Destiny House gain the credibility and funding it so richly deserves.