ABOUT W.I.N

Women In Need (WIN) is a non-profit organization located in Willowick, Ohio.  We are advocates for victims and survivors that have been affected by domestic violence. The organization was formed in 2016 by our founder, Doniella Ligon, a survivor herself, who saw the need for this life-changing program. The mission of this ministry is to go to safe homes and local shelters to provide the necessary tools to empower and improve the quality of life for each woman.

There are statistics that show that one out of four (1 out of 4) women the United States experience violence from an intimate partner. These unhealthy relationships include domestic abuse, sexual assault, verbal and emotional abuse, coercion, and stalking. The WIN organization has formed local partnerships with other organizations that provide education, safe spaces, spiritual and professional counseling for victims of domestic violence.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to provide hope and help for people that are in transition of their lives.  Meeting some basic needs and empowering them to WIN!

 

VISION

The vision of WIN is to provide supportive services for women who are battered, homeless, and who are in transition in their lives. Our primary focus is to provide basic necessities that include personal development training, undergarments, toiletries, and housing.  We believe once the basic needs are met, then these women will begin to transform into productive citizens within their family, workplace, and their community.

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GOALS

Our goal is to insure every woman that any kind of abuse, is never her fault and that help is readily available to these courageous individuals.  By the end of 2018, our goal is to open a “WIN House” that will provide live-in accommodations for women and children affected by violence.

 

COMMUNITY EFFORTS

Women In Need wants to see women WIN Through our WIN 500 campaign “Sister Undercover”.

The WIN 500 Campaign is one of our primary services for women; the campaign provides new undergarments and toiletries to domestic violence shelters, safe houses, and women who are in transition in their life who may need additional support.  We aim to help 500+ women who have been a victim of domestic violence over the next five years.  We want to be the voice for the families who have endured abuse from someone who claimed to love them. Your donation will support our efforts to ensure that every woman has the right “garments” for her new beginnings.

We strive to eradicate the embargoing, esteem-deflating stigma that is arrived when we do not have the basic items needed. Imagine if you didn’t have that security. And let’s face it, if a woman has problems with food and shelter, the last thing she’s going to indulge in is a proper fitting undergarment for herself, even though it’s a necessary for a psychological and emotional boost.

In partnership with organizations throughout the community, the undergarments we collect are distributed to women in need in your local communities.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Did you know that bras are typically the least donated and most needed items for women who are homeless or victims of domestic violence?
  • Did you know that more than 75% of women do not wear the proper size bra?
  • Did you know that when women arrive at a shelter, they are wearing their entire wardrobe?  They are dependent upon donated items to get back on their feet.
  • Did you know that victims often rush out of traumatic situations and relationships with just the clothes on their backs? They sometimes do not have the privilege of grabbing their belongings; and if they do, undergarments are often left behind.
  • Did you know that bras and underwear are the most needed, yet least donated clothing item for women?

Join us and partner with us as we embark upon making this substantial impact to become a catalyst for being our sisters’ keeper.

 WIN is a Tax Deductible 501(c3) Non-profit organization.

 

CONTACT W.I.N:

Change number to: 216-714-2WIN

Meet Our Board

Lady Doniella Ligon is a speaker, bible teacher and a worship leader who seeks to honor God in all that she does. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she came to know the Lord at a young age and was led towards a desire to pursue ministry later in life by the example of her mother, Ossie Mae Dale and her grandmother, the late Odessia M. Mayes.

The influence of her family and a deep love for children served as a catalyst in her life to become a licensed child advocate over twenty-five years ago. This act would lay a foundational cornerstone in her future as a wife of a pastor, mother, and play a pivotal role God would have her to fill in ministry.

While seeking God’s Face Lady Ligon has birthed W.I.N. Ministries as a manifestation of her desire to positively utilize her own experiences as a woman who has overcome drug addiction and many abusive relationships.  With God’s intervention, Lady Ligon was delivered from drug abuse and has consequently purposed in her heart to assist women in recognizing their God given abilities through spiritual growth.  She works to foster in women a desire to cultivate an intimate relationship with God, while recognizing their ability through Christ discover new ways of living that are not characterized by destructive life choices.

Doniella is married to her best friend, Pastor A. Charles Ligon.  They have nine children: Woodrina, Shanna, Miya, Shanice, DeShanelle, D’Angelo, Deja, Denzell and Mercedes; eight granddaughters: D’Yanna, Tameeya, Shanice, Zoey, Kacey, Shanelle, Paris and Kemora; three grandsons: Kevin Dwayne, D’Angelo Jr. and Kenneth II; and a daughter in ministry: Lady Haley Jae Sykes.

Through every season of her life, Lady Ligon has found comfort in Romans 8:28 which declares: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose,” which parallels with her favorite adage that: “It may not be FEEL GOOD while it is working, BUT IT IS WORKING FOR MY GOOD!

Email: doniella@womeninneedministries.org

Pastor Chelsea T. Pernell is the founder of Kingdom Keepers Church and Chelsea T. Pernell Ministries (CTPM), located in Cleveland, Ohio. Your first encounter with Pastor Pernell is one that you will never forget as she will always leave you feeling loved, warm and fuzzy. She is a woman of great integrity motivated by a spirit of excellence. Multi-gifted, Pastor Pernell is not only a pastor, but a life-coach, teacher, founder of Preacher Girl 3:16, talk show host, interior designer, successful business woman and realtor with one of Cleveland’s premier real estate brokerage firms. With a contagious energy and an impressive record of entrepreneurial successes, Pastor Pernell has taken ministry to an entirely new level by empowering others to turn obstacles into opportunities.

During her sermons and speeches, Pastor Pernell allows herself to become a vessel, available for the Holy Spirit to speak to and through her. Many in her audiences, who are touched by the Holy Spirit, are moved to make life-changing decisions. Pastor Pernell takes no credit for these miracles; the Holy Spirit is in charge and all praise and glory are due to God; Pastor Pernell recognizes and makes sure that her audiences recognize that she is only the vessel, which God uses to minister to his flock. Having been commissioned to preach and teach the gospel to all that will hear and to arise and be about her Father’s business, Pastor Pernell has embarked on a journey that will take her near and far — leading souls to Christ, prophesying, and spreading the good news.

A licensed and ordained preacher, Pastor Pernell earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College, and a Bachelors Degree in Educational Psychology from Capital University. In 2008, Pastor Pernell obtained a Master of Divinity Degree from Temple Bible College and Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor Pernell is married to her wonderful husband Andrew Pernell and has three amazing sons and one amazing bonus daughter, Brian Andre (Brandi), Leland Christopher, and Brian Christopher. Pastor Pernell is fully committed to the things of God and truly has a heart for helping people live a life full of purpose.

Shellene Morris Boze a native of Jacksonville, Florida moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of seventeen to attend Morris Brown College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Masters of Arts Degree from Piedmont College in Demorest Georgia, and a Reading Endorsement from the University of West Georgia. She began her tenure as a teacher at E. W. Oliver Elementary School in Clayton County, Georgia. She is certified in the areas of Early Childhood Education and Reading, since 1995, and has served as a voice for young children across Georgia. Because of her passion for Reading, her innovative focus on her learners and the passion she devoted to mentoring others new to the profession, Shellene was named Teacher of the Year. She has chaired and co-chaired several significant committees over the past two decades, and implemented leadership initiatives for youth. As the owner and founder of The Boze Group an education consultant firm and B’ Wriskey, a handcrafted jewelry company, she has seen her vision of crafting and of being a resource to teachers, parents, and children expand over the years. In 2014, the Lord saw fit to move the Boze family from Georgia to Cleveland, Ohio, where she continues to empower, equip, and educate children and teachers alike in the East Cleveland community.

Her commitment to the community stretches far beyond the local church or school. With the help of several volunteers, she has already began to change the lives of children throughout the city of Cleveland. Shellene can be found among her peers spreading an empowering message to parents, teachers, and middle school scholars daily. Shellene’s warm personality, smile, and southern charm is her trademark. Her belief and faith in Jesus is always evident in everything she does. She is the devoted wife of Timothy D. Boze, Pastor of The Star of Bethel MBC and a loving mother to her four sons, Timotheous, Demetrius, Ty and Tae.

Juanita is retired from Medical Mutual of Ohio, where she was employed for 40 years, where she served in many capacities. At the time of her retirement, she was the senionr executive assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources.

During her life time, her greatest accomplishment is her family where she’s called Daughter, Mother, Granny (grandchildren), Grammy (great grandchildren), Sister and Aunt. Juanita accepted Christ at the age of twelve, however it was not until later that she realized she needed her own personal relationship with Christ and realized her salvation could not be on the laurels of her parents. She’s been a member of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church (A. Charles Ligon, pastor/teacher) for over sixty years, where she’s served in various capacities (church clerk/administrator; financial secretary; youth supervisor/advisor; teacher; women’s ministry leader; choir member). She is also the founder and overseer of the Bennington Hamlet Women’s Fellowship, which is held in her home where women can have a place of peace and a refuge. Juanita is also a speaker/teacher that gets great joy out of leading others to Christ or seeing the joy in the eyes of women that realize how important they are to the Kingdom of God. Her goal is to lead others to Christ; to motivate those that feel they’re unable to make it any further; to encourage not just women but youth to realize their worth to the Lord; to equip those she’s in contact with for the spiritual battle at hand; to mentor them to be confidant in whose they are. Her goal is “when I make my transition I want to leave a legacy of love and to be remembered as the “gray haired lady” that allowed them to know there really is a reality in serving a true and living God”.

A few of her favorite scriptures are John 3:16 – when I came into the realization that I was loved by a Holy God, in spite of my past. Psalm 34:1-4 – I will bless the Lord and give God praise at all times because when I cried unto Him, He heard me and delivered me. 1st Corinthians 2:9 – inconceivable of the glorious blessings the Lord has in store for those that love Him. If she had a motto it would be – “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth”!

Dianna McDaniel is the loving wife of Wilbert Z. McDaniel. She is a mother of 5 and grandmother of 4. She attends New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, where she has been a member for 32 years. She is an active member of the Nurses Ministry, Women’s Ministry and serves as the ministry leader of the Finance Team. Dianna is a 26 year employee of the Ohio Industrial Commission, where she has held many positions. She is currently the Claims Examiner Supervisor for the Akron region. Dianna has been a member of the Board of Directors for B.E.M.A.D., a small civil rights organization, for the past 8 years. Dianna has an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University and will pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the same institution.
“As an educator, I feel fortunate and blessed to have had several unique career opportunities. My career path was a deliberate and constant quest to enhance my craft and skills as an educator which I eagerly passed on to my students and colleagues.”

My different roles and positions have been both challenging and rewarding; however, the most gratifying aspect of my career has been enhancing the lives of my students by exposing them to positive and new experiences.”

Ms. McCladdie is an extraordinary professional; she is creative, energetic, brilliant, and above all seriously committed to the challenge of urban education for minority children and adults. Under her leadership, students have been afforded many first-time activities and learning projects. Internationally, she implemented a program that promoted business and education between South Africans in Cape Town and the local Cleveland community.

In her last position, as Instructional Coach with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), she was charged with the task of creating and conducting professional development training to prepare teachers and administrators for the 21st century education strategies and new curriculum mandated at both the state and national levels.

Throughout her career, she received several awards, worked on many special projects in various educational capacities including the following: Adult education teacher, high school teacher, Coordinator for The Old Stone Center For Education, at the Old Stone Church, a unique program for teen mothers and their babies; Mentor-coach for new teachers; founder of Urban Youth Yoga Project (UUYP) which introduces yoga to urban teens; entrepreneur/owner of a Kumon franchise (a Japanese-based education company) for twelve years; Philanthropist and founder of South African (SAAAC) import project, as a result of a visit with Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa; THREE-time recipient of the National Endowment of Humanities, Washington, DC; created and sponsored mentoring projects for teen girls and young adults; Instructional Coach with (CMSD); and her latest venture Project Etiquette.

She holds a masters degree in education from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH; a certificate in Education Leadership from the Graduate Program at Ashland University, and a BA Degree in Communication from Central State University, Wilberforce, OH.

After a career as a Registered Nurse, Pat knew her strength was as an advocate & encourager of people experiencing fear, pain & hopelessness during the most vulnerable times of their lives. So, when she saw a request in her Church Bulletin for volunteers to work in the clothing room at Laura’s Home (A Shelter for women & children – part of The City Mission), Pat answered God’s call. As a believer, her passion is to live out the Love of Christ expressed in Matthew 25:35-40…which she through sharing her time, talents & treasures with numerous other Ministries.

As volunteer Coordinator of the “Boutique” at Laura’s Home, Pat was blessed to meet Lady Doniella Ligon and a divine appointment was kept…expanding her role to include being a Liason between Laura’s Home & Women In Need Ministries.