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Non-Profit CEO, Domestic Violence Education Specialist, G.R.O.W. Foundation & Neisha Christine Consulting, LLC
Neisha‘s professional bio / interests
Neisha Christine Himes is an award-winning and nationally recognized activist and motivational speaker. After leaving a 5-year abusive relationship, Neisha began telling her story years later via her gift of spoken word, and to date uses her talent to bring awareness. In August 2016, she founded G.R.O.W. (Girls Recognizing Our Worth) Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization assisting domestic violence survivors with rebuilding their lives after abuse. To learn more about victims’ rights and navigating through the legal system, Neisha served as a Victim Advocate for the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and a Domestic Violence Paralegal for the Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. In April 2020, she joined forces with the Newport News Police Department as their Domestic Violence Outreach Liaison, playing a vital role in the inspiration and creation of the agency’s first Domestic Violence Unit. Since G.R.O.W’s inception, Neisha, who is proudly certified by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) as an advanced-level advocate, has received numerous local and national accolades for her advocacy work and relentless activism, including the “Inspire A Difference- Hero of the Month” Award from Investigation Discovery, the “Voices In Action-Survivor Activist” Award from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the “Survivor of the Year” Award from DomesticShelters.Org. To enact change on a larger scale, she founded Neisha Christine Consulting, LLC (dba Neisha’s Voice), a company providing individualized domestic violence education training, violence prevention and intervention program development consulting, and public motivational speaking. Neisha’s unwavering dedication to ending domestic violence and her passion for helping others is the driving force behind her motto, “I will NOT shut up!".
I’d like help with…
Connecting with agencies/events who could utilize my public speaking and workshop facilitation services. Additionally, I would like to learn more about grant writing, available continuing education training, and helpful work-life balance techniques.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I took up boxing years ago after leaving my abusive relationship and eventually fell in love with it. I'm pretty good, too! Also, I have recently taken up ASL to better assist Deaf victims of domestic violence.
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A career highlight
Being honored with the "Survivor-Activist of the Year" Award from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Web: https://www.neishachristine.com and https://www.growfoundationva.org TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@neishasvoice LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neisha-himes
19 September, 2023