Life can have its way of blindsiding us with the latest uploads on Instagram,
Facebook live notifications, and snapchat stories about the VMA’s red carpet
slayage, and the never-ending antics of the Kardashians on TMZ. Meanwhile we give little or no attention to
the less fortunate children and families in our communities that suffer from
hunger and abuse.
Intervention & Prevention Foundation aka (D.I.P.) a non-profit organization
whose core objective is to educate and empower families to live healthy, holistic
lives without the use of violence as a recourse to solve relationship,
personal, and financial plights.
Jacksonville, FL- with the holiday season just around the corner, D.I.P. is accepting donations for its 3rd Annual Heal A Heart Food, Clothing, & Toy drive sponsored by Shofar Magazine & various local community organizations. For many of the children & families D.I.P. serves, the holidays are difficult. Some children maybe separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.
Empowerment Tuesdays is a weekly inspirational, experiential,
educational meeting for the community all ages. It gives attendees an opportunity
to worship, fellowship, evaluate themselves based on the message that given. D.I.P. is an educational Outreach ministry for
the prevention of domestic violence, our messages for the empowerment series
are bible based and point out how everyone is subject to becoming an abuser or
being abused. D.I.P. believes that divine healing takes place when we get to
the root that is causing the fruit of bad behavior.
On Tuesday June 30, D.I.P. Foundation
& Shofar Magazine hosted its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Crime
Prevention Fundraiser at the Holiday Hill Baptist Church. Community members gathered to hear powerful
messages from P.K. Mickens – (D.I.P.) Executive Director; Steven Bradley of the
National Coalition against Domestic Violence; and Florida’s District State
Attorney Angela B. Corey. WJXT Channel 4
News was onsite awaiting her arrival, Corey interviewed with the news station
Did you know that there
is nothing as powerful as a changed mind?
can change your hair, your clothing, your address, your spouse, your church,
your residence. But if you don’t change your mind the same experience will
perpetuate itself over and over again because everything outwardly changed, but
nothing inwardly changed. "Whatever you hold
in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you
have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted.