Join us as we fundraise and premiere a documentary detailing the stories of three dynamic women from the CFLS community who have overcome the difficult challenges of experiencing HIV, incarceration, and homelessness.
Through this documentary, we demonstrate how CFLS is dedicated to supporting the journey of women who have been incarcerated and its intersection of HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to eliminate the HIV/AIDS stigma while promoting prevention, awareness and health and wellness.
Come hear how you can be part of the journey and support the women who inspire us all while learning of the impactful work of CFLS.
is a tireless advocate for healthcare improvement in her community. She seeks to educate her audiences about the importance of mental and physical healthcare, particularly around HIV/AIDs. J’Mia is an activist in the HIV/AIDs field and is the proud mother of four children.
works in gender-responsive criminal justice reform, social support, and advocacy for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. A formerly incarcerated woman herself, Diane specializes in HIV support, substance abuse, and reentry. While in prison, Diane acquired her GED, and later, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of the District of Columbia.
has ten years of experience as a customer service representative. She is currently attending Community College Preparatory Academy in Washington, DC. Her public speaking experience includes talking about being homeless with HIV/AIDS on the Hill; speaking at a Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) conference; and speaking at a HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) meeting.
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Please tell me more about Community Family Life Services.
Since 1969, Community Family Life Services has provided children, families, and adults with the tools and resources needed to move beyond poverty and homelessness. CFLS supports women who are returning home following a period of incarceration by assisting them as they move into permanent self-sufficiency. Amidst this unprecedented pandemic, our primary focus has been to keep our community safe, while continuing to find the best ways to serve the everyday essential needs of our clients.
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What will you do with the money you're raising?
Money raised from this event will go directly to our services for reentry women, homeless families, and survivors of domestic violence. Our event speakers are a direct representation of the work we do: we are deeply connected to the women we serve, and we are taking an innovative approach to improving reentry services.