STOP COVAD is dedicated to the memory of Ticoa (Cocoa) Brown who fell victim to a senseless act of violence on December 15, 2018
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE
At STOP COVAD we believe that violence and discrimination affect everyone. Anyone can fall victim, no exceptions. We also believe that people need extensive help picking up the pieces and putting their lives back together after surviving these crimes. We are a group of passionate people aiming to offer centralized resources and informational support systems to that end.
TO CONNECT individuals and families who have suffered acts of violence and/or discrimination with compassionate and caring people to guide and mentor them through their healing process. As well as supporting them with groups, counseling services, mentors, and other resources to assist them in their areas of need.
TO PARTNER with businesses, organizations, schools, foundations, and other groups to promote change in our communities.
TO PROVIDE a platform for those who have experienced violence and/or discrimination to share their stories and experiences. To aide children through the age of 18 who have lost a parent or guardian to violence by giving limited financial assistance.
To provide resources, referrals, support services and limited funding to individuals and families who have been impacted by violence and/or discrimination.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
– Nelson Mandela
“We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence….”
– Barack Obama