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 abuse. However, subsequently after those major life stressors she also witnesses a successful recovery of her stepfather’s substance abuse 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.