Help Melanie End Domestic Violence

HEY Y’ALL! If you don’t know, I’m Melanie Joyce Johnson and I am the Founder of Survival Sisters’ Peaceful Oasis (www.survivalsisterspeacefuloasis.org) an organization geared toward Empowering Women, Educating Churches, and Exposing Domestic Violence.

I am a lover of coffee, the color purple, and lavender vanilla candles. However, I absolutely hate Domestic Violence and I am seeking your support because abuse has hit home. I was raised in a home where my mom suffered abuse. My grandmother suffered abuse and also a hosts of cousins. I myself, have suffered sexual, emotional, and financial abuse in an adult relationship. As of late one of my young cousins (at 20 years old) was killed by an ex-boyfriend due to Domestic Violence and I am determined to use my gifts as a writer and counselor to speak out against it. 

Currently, I am in pursuit of my LPC licensure and after 11 years of seeking a residency, God has placed me with a company who’s ready to hire me on full time. In an effort to get this job and pursue licensure I submitted my application to the Virginia Board of Counseling and after a 3 month process to seek approval as a Resident in Counseling, my application was denied. I know God does everything for a reason, but I won’t lie, I was beyond devastated to say the least. Anyway, I now have to enroll in school and take 2 non-degree courses so that I might gain the Virginia Counseling Requirements.

I’m so ready to put an end to Domestic Violence and am tired of seeing people closest to me (men & women alike) being abused and losing their lives. Please help me raise $4000 towards getting these courses, books, and training to EMPOWER women, EDUCATE churches, and EXPOSE Domestic Violence so that I might grow as a new Trauma Therapist. 

Lord Willing, I will enroll in 2 (8-week) courses at Liberty University starting June 24th. In lieu of my 37th birthday on July 20th, instead of gifts, PLEASE support my efforts in taking these courses so that I may be on my way to become licensed. 

This is not a gimmick, I absolutely do not like to ask anyone for help....I prefer to be the helper, but I’m in a different place now where I can’t manage this alone. I am only a concerned sister fed up with violence who in the midst of her own trials is preparing herself educationally, spiritually, and professionally to support others in need. Please say you’ll help me and play a part in helping me PUT AN END to TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. 

All proceeds will go to my schooling. If you’d like to give more, I would greatly appreciate it. If you can only pray, I need as many of those as I can get.

Please share with your networks, family, and friends and I will do the same.  

If you want to ask me more about this, feel free. I’m open! Y’all know me! I LOVE YOU ALL!

Go with Grace,
Melanie Joyce Johnson

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Melanie Joyce Johnson 
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Alexandria, VA

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