SAVED Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2010 by our founder Latoya Robinson. SAVED Foundation started from a dream and started with only 7 clients in 2010. In 2015, we were able to provide help to over 300 clients.
In 2014, SAVED Foundation, Inc. provided services to approximately 312 patients. 60% of the population served in 2014 was Adult and Children Trauma survivors; who experienced Domestic Violence, Sexual Trauma, Rape, Abuse, Neglect and or Homelessness. Our Trauma survivors were primarily referred from the Guilford County Department of Social Services, local community organizations, self-help groups, local churches and self-referred. Throughout the course of treatment SAVED Foundation, Inc. works vigorously on various steps to assist Trauma survivors on achieving recovery.
During treatment SAVED Foundation, Inc. (1) Creates a safe environment, (2) Gathers Information from multiple perspectives, (3) Utilizes a variety of assessment approaches and techniques, (4) Works in collaboration with both the child team and family to make sense of results (5) Develop treatment/services plans and (6) Assess the patient over time. SAVED Foundation, Inc. has provided an adequate amount of support to the identified population that we’ve served and has provided a great deal of assistance to 50% of these patients in helping them find housing, financial support, such as temporary placement in a local hotel room and/or the purchase of basic necessities such as food and clothing.
About Our Founder
Latoya Robinson is a native of St. Croix, U.S.V.I.graduated from St. Croix Educational Complex High School in 2002. She attended Voorhees College located in Denmark, SC and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology in 2006. Mrs. Robinson relocated to Greensboro, NC in 2006 in order to pursue her higher education and be closer to family. In 2011, Mrs. Robinson obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Studies from Capella University.
Throughout the years, Mrs. Robinson gained much knowledge and professional experience in working within the Human Services field since 2006. During her career as a health care professional she has become more intimately aware of the very growing need for more intense intervention programs for abusive treatment, residential instability, addictions, and mental health issues which add to the trauma of homelessness.
As a young child Mrs. Robinson witnessed a variety of crime and violence including Domestic Violence and Substance Use. However, subsequently after those major life stressors she also witnesses a successful recovery of her stepfather’s substance use and life as a drug dealer. Later, in her adolescent years she engaged in community ministry with her Stepfather by helping provide food and clothing for homeless individuals and those in need.
Mrs. Robinson grew to believe that we all could be SAVED from any devastating or life-‐‑threatening situations whether it may be trauma, violence or substance abuse. With the influence of her family’s positive shift of behavioral patterns and life cycle changes Mrs. Robinson was inspired to develop an organization intended to offer hope to those with similar life experiences. Her vision for the organization is to provide services that contribute to a supportive living environment, opportunities, and tools for skill development, and to promote the development of community among residents. Through her experience she learned that in many cases residents transition back into unsafe and low-‐‑income areas that continue to contribute to a life cycle of harmful behavioral patterns such abuse, poverty and violence. Mrs. Robinson's desire to help contribute to a positive and safe solution to victims leading fulfilled lives and, as far as possible, returning to the lives they had before the crime. Consequently breaking the cycle of repetitive cycles of generational behavioral patterns such as abuse, poverty and violence by breaking the cycle of abuse and/or trauma, reducing social isolation, and improving relationships with others.