Welcome to Healing Circles of Hope (dba) M.A.S.K. INC., Website.
Mission Statement: Turning Pain Into Power and Purpose to give our Community members a second chance of a first class sustainable future. Our pain is uniquely qualified to perform with Integrity and Culturally Competent to serve diverse Crime Survivors and Returning Citizens populations.
Healing Circles of Hope - MASK, is a Richmond community based 501 (c) (3) non - profit organization since February 2004. Our group's current goals are to become a 501(c) (3) (4 ) non-profit organization in the near future. Further in our works in progress and intent to re-implement previous projects as Service providers in the following; Healing Circles peer-led Support Groups, Academic Achievement, Mentoring Life-Skills, Domestic violence, Interpersonal relationship, Creative Writings, Cultural Parenting, Trauma Informed Care Coaching for Youth and Parents., Crime Survivors populations. Our core values believes in sharing information, referrals to professional counseling and linkages to local, state and across the country, viable mainstream 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.
Board Presidents/Ida Washington- Miles, a retired City of Oakland, former City of Richmond employee along with being employed as an Legal Secretay of several Law offices, she is also former president of Veterans of Forieng Wars # 8399 and current board president and Co chair of Healing Circles of Hope- MASK, who provided her continoues support of expertise to the group.
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.
Tracy Foster, Health Worker 111, former CCC Health Conductor who brings healthcare expertise and Awareness to communities at large.
Kathryn Wade, former Mental Health care educator, who has demostrated variety of mental health specialize educational, expertise skillsets