A year ago, Deasia felt the weight of “little support and love” in her life. She
needed “help as a single mother” to a ten-month-old infant. Deasia turned to ACS
“looking for help for me and my daughter.”
Stepping into ACS, Deasia was nervous about her new surroundings. But soon, she felt
“welcomed and supported” the way she’d always deserved. With the support of ACS,
Deasia’s life turned. In a few short weeks, she secured a position with the Atlanta Voters
Registration Project. As she worked to register neighbors, her passion for helping others
blossomed. Recognizing her own passion, Deasia enrolled in the Wellspring
Women’s Academy, a career development program.
With the Wellspring Women’s Academy, Deasia embarked on a professional
development journey. First, she completed 8 weeks of classroom career training. Following
this training, Deasia completed a 12-week paid apprenticeship. Now, Deasia has the
tools necessary for a fulfilling lifelong career. While Deasia pursued her career, her
daughter, Nadia, was safe in the hands of our qualified faculty at ACS. Nadia is still walking,
talking, and giggling the day away in our Toddler 1 classroom.
To Deasia, her daughter’s safety and happiness are the highest priority. “Atlanta
Children’s Shelter has overly extended their blessings to me by allowing my daughter
to come and be in their safe space. Knowing that my daughter is protected, eating good, and
growing is more than enough.” Deasia also recalls the genuine love and support she,
herself, received from ACS. When Deasia moved into her new apartment, ACS
provided support and a home starter kit. Home starter kits include dishes, silverware,
cleaning supplies, linens, pillows, and more. When birthdays and milestones arose, ACS
was there to celebrate. ACS continues to stand by Deasia every step of the way.
With all her accomplishments, Deasia knows, “I am a strong, beautiful, black woman
who is paving the way for ALL black women. I am a survivor and advocate for positive black
women.” Now, Deasia dreams of her own organic farm for “battered beings looking for a
space to heal…with horses, chickens, cows, etc.”
Through it all, Deasia’s journey exemplifies her belief that “anything is possible.” She
urges others not to give up but to keep pushing forward.
You can be part of creating more life-changing stories like Deasia’s. Any gift to ACS
will empower individuals like Deasia. You can ensure parents receive support while
surpassing barriers. You can help parents create a brighter future for themselves
and their families. Donate today and join us in building a community where anything