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A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization proudly serving Southern Maryland Tri County Area.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Our mission is to provide financial assistance to domestic violence victims to obtain financial freedom and independence.
Our Vision is to break the chains of financial abuse.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
We are always looking for motivated people to come out a volunteer to support this cause.
Dahlia Freeman Downs (CEO & President)
We still have openings for board members and officers, if interested please contact us.
About 7 years ago, I had to make a life or death decision that no mother wants to make and that was to leave the abusive situation I was in along with my children. I was tired of the emotional, mental and physical abuse so I decided to stand up for myself and for my children. After being held in the home against my will I had to make a choice to leave and get help from the courts. I finally made a way out of the home and drove to the court house for a protective order. My abusive ex followed me there and filed a false protective order against me as well to be spiteful and to put fear in me. I was granted the protective order and custody of the children and went to the bank to get some money out and it was all withdrawn except for $2.37. I had children to feed and bills to pay and he took every dime and locked me out of the family business. Later that day, I went to Lifestyles to the food bank to get food because Social Services was closed.
The next day I applied for food stamps and medical assistance. Throughout the day, I searched for financial resources to help with the bills but they were all out of money and I applied for free legal services but because of the business that I didn't have access too, I made too much to qualify. I was a stay at home mother so I did not have a job at the time and needed to look for work before they repossess the car. My ex put the home in foreclosure purposely so that me and the children would be homeless and run back to him. But God had a plan for my life. I did not know that in the mist of my situation God was preparing me for something greater. God spoke to me and my mission is to tell my testimony everywhere I go and to help those in financial need so they will not return back to the abuser. There is life after leaving and we are stronger than we think. Seeds of Courage was created to reach every victim of domestic violence and to share my story and provide financial help to reduce any burden as possible and to give financial freedom and independence to those who seek it. This is my journey so let's be courageous together!!
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One must meet all the eligibility to receive financial assistance (exception to #5 as it applies):
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DISCLOSURE: A copy of the current financial statements of SEEDS OF COURAGE, INC is available by writing P.O. BOX 1492 WHITE PLAINS, Md 20695-1492 PHONE: 240.427.5111. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534. Copyright © 2018 Seeds of Courage, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.