Welcome to Healing Circles of Hope (dba) M.A.S.K. INC.,Website.
Healing Circles of Hope - MASK, is an Richmond community based 501 (c) (3) non - profit organization. We outreach and serve families directly impacted and those at risk of violent crimes. Our mission is to Turn Pain Into Power & Fear Into Purpose through educational academic achievement, mentoring life-skills, promoting advocacy for change of being and living healthier lifestyles, mural, garden and conflict resolution programs.
Our core values believes in peer- led advocacy and supportive services to provide information, referrals to professional counseling and linkages to local, state and national resources.
Healing Circles of Hope - MASK
Director/Founder, CharleneHarris of the Richmond Community based organization has developed and collaborated with numerous local non profit entities to implement a variety of innovative projects, activities and events for victims/survivors of violence populations primarily within the City of Richmond and surrounding areas of West County.
Early Childhood Development, Contra Costa College 1993 Rape Crisis Counselor: Brookside Hospital: 1992 Computer & Business Technologies/Rancho Cordova/CA. 1999
Awards: 2008 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman George Miller offices. 2008 Community Peace Advocate, Mayor Gayle Mc Laughlin, Contra Costa College
2008 Leadership and Visionary Awards Brady Campaign,West Contra Costa School District, Superintendent Bruce Harper Ph.D. for Leadership and Vision. 2005 Victims of Crimes Award- Victims Assistance Center. 2006 Tent City Awards for Leadership and Visionary. 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award:Mayor Gayle Mc Laughlin and Richmond City Council Members. 2008 City of Richmond. Women's History Award as Outstanding Community Peace Avocate Women's Art & Women's Vision Award by Contra Costa College, 2010 Leadership Awards by Congressman George Millers Offices- Assemblywomen Nancy Skinner and US House of Representative Congressional Members and Neighborhood Housing Association of Richmond, Calfiornia. 2011 "In The Spirit" Leadership Award from City of Oakland, California along with a host of other awards.
Secretary/Jessie Phillips, long time community activist, advocate for victims of violent crimes,volunteer and Medical Records and Billing employee.
Treasure/Melony Demings is a retired West Contra Costa School District Employee has a variety of administrative skills including a financial background.
Carole Johnson: A criminal justice major, advocate for victims of crimes, finishing up her internship as a Paralegal, and Advocate victims of violent crimes.
Betty Blackmoore - Gee: A longtime community resident, innovative artist and former employee of a wide variety of non- profit agencies of West Contra Costa County.
Rosalyn Mc Fadden: Healthcare worker, community activist and Advocate for Victims of violent crimes.