About Us

“Empowering & Protecting Our Girls Through Mentorship & Education”

Eva's Home, Inc. is an organization built on a vision. Our founding president, Aryn Williams-Vann, chose the name Eva's Home to memorialize the good-natured soul of Eva M. Willams

 

"My grandmother helped me become the woman I am. The programs we plan to provide through Eva’s Home will be in remembrance of those who are no longer with us but were a significant piece of our village." -Aryn Williams-Vann

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We believe all women can embrace who they are, define their future, and change the world.

Purpose & Vision 

Eva’s Home's ultimate vision is to aid in removing systematic barriers placed on the Black community. We will achieve this vision by creating a safe space for African-American girls to be themselves, expand their knowledge, and grow their familial support system, as well as keeping our mission statement, motto, and core values in mind in every decision we, as an organization makes.

Eva's Home Objectives are to:

  1. Provide a safe and supportive environment and a familial support system for Black girls so they can focus on day-to-day decision-making.

  2. Provide a structured and therapeutic environment in which Black girls can make emotional and behavioral changes.

  3. Foster and stimulate interest in underprivileged Black girls' future through mentoring programs within the organization.

  4. Gather, receive, study, and disseminate information concerning obstacles underprivileged Black women face within America and overcome these obstacles.

  5. Unite underprivileged Black girls and women for their own educational, cultural, and intellectual improvement and enlightenment.

The purpose of Eva’s Home is to give African-American girls a safe space where they can feel protected, gain empowerment, learn various beneficial life skills, and connect with other African-American girls and women to expand “their village.” We all know, “it takes a village to raise a child.”

 

Everyone needs a support system to help them handle hurdles and navigate situations in life. African-American young girls seem to lack this support system disproportionately. African-American girls are adultified[1], criminalized[2], and abused at higher rates than other people.[3] Eva’s Home tries to combat these issues by giving girls a safe space.

 

[1] https://www.law.georgetown.edu/poverty-inequality-center/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/girlhood-interrupted.pdf

[2] https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2019/05/14/black-girls-school-discipline-racism-disparities-pushout-solutions/1121061001/

[3] https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/legal-system-has-failed-black-girls-women-and-non