Episode 68: How to Start a 501c3 and Restore Hope with Annette Houston
Today you will meet Annette Houston, the executive director of Ms. Houston’s Caring Hands Inc., an organization she started herself. What is so amazing about this compared to anyone else who has started an organization is she filed for 501c3 with little to no experience on how to and figure it all out herself.
She started this organization because of her past experience as being in foster care, being a mom at 15, and coming from a abusive home . She was diagnosed with chronic depression but never gave up on her dream of giving back to the system that raised her. Her goal is to give the support and understanding that she wanted when in a time in her life where she felt alone, unwanted, abandon, and actually hated herself. She wishes she had the support and understanding that she now gives to the young mothers she works with. Her life experiences taught her the true effects that physical, sexual, and mental abuse can have on a person. She believes you never get over the trauma but you find a way to live with it. She suffered all forms of abuse but she feels the emotional abandonment, and mental abuse is what hurt her the most and had the worst affects on her life. Abuse left her so vulnerable, but she fights to be all she can be despite it all.
You can reach her at: https://m.facebook.com/MsHoustons-Caring-Hands-inc-1929562947317168/
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