Who We Are
Destiny By Choice, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose primary mission is to empower lives and foster healing, to those individuals and families affected by domestic violence and other social related ills that disproportionately impacts the underserved and African American Communities. Although we fully acknowledge that domestic violence does not discriminate and crosses every socio-economic, ethnic and racial line; research has shown that domestic violent disproportionately effects black females nearly 35% greater than white females. Because time and research has both proven that the mainstream “One size fits all” approach to addressing domestic violence does not consider or suffice for African Americans, who disproportionately experience stressors that can create conditions that leads to violence in the home.
DBC is committed to raising the community consciousness about the prevalent impact of domestic violence in the African American Community. Our initiatives are to (1) Educate (2) Empower (3) Engage and (4) Advocacy from a holistic approach encompassing both the conventional and faith based approaches acknowledging how inextricably tied the victim is to his/her understanding of their faith.
What We Do
We provide a variety of seminars, symposiums, summits and trainings. Our targeted audiences are neighborhood organizations, various support group organizations, corporations and religious groups. Our specifically designed trainings address youths, education personnel, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, Greek associations and faith based organizations. Safety is always our first priority followed by support a healing and restoration to wholeness.
We offer support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence as a source of empowerment and healing. We work with the victims in linkage to job readiness assistance as well as getting re-established. We are advocates for victims and families affected by domestic violence and other related abuse. DBC serves as a bridge between victims, communities of faith, social services, law enforcement and the judicial courts by providing both prevention and intervention to families affected by domestic violence. We conduct accountability sessions with those that have either self-identified as an abuser or have been ordered by the courts and or their place of worship.