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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Health, Mental Health, Unknown

Mission: Stop the violence programs and Society awareness The vision of our company is to extend to our clients services in P.T.S.D., wellness healing, anger management,youth & family counseling, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling, & domestic violence services and referrals are provided for any victims of crime. Youth, young people is our main focus. To also motivate, inspire, and change attitudes about violence. To help build a better tomorrow for our clients. Help support clients continued efforts, in their life change experience.

Target demographics: young people, children and victims of crime

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1201 students and 250 families

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

My name is Rita I had two sons murdered to violence, I joined DBA in 1992 and have been volunteering and helping youth and families with P.T.S.D. every since. It was remarkable to find this organization because back in 1992 there was none like this anywhere that could help mothers and youth like they have and still continue to do today


Rating: 5

My name is Olga. I have been a volunteer for this organization since 1995. I love working with other women who have been a victim of a crime. I have myself experienced being a victim of a crime. My fiance was murdered in the driveway of his home. I was pregnant at the time and my son had to grow up without his father



Rating: 5

Te organization worked with probation kids. My son was part of the program Youth and Social responsibility. After the 12 week course he completely turned around. He finished school and now has a family her is taking care of a job and on his way to college. Thank You Mrs. Hawkins .

Martha Sepulveda

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The women who run's this program.... Lorna Hawkins. Lost two children to Drive By shooting's...... has helped many families who have faced this same unfortunite fate. & she still continues to fight on. She need's more help. Pleas consider her company.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization in the past. They are dedicated to what they do for victims of crime. I had one son that went through the violence prevention class. One day with the counselors there and he was already thinking positive. He went through graduated and he is happy, married and with children. He turned out great. Mrs Hawkins is the best teacher for kids she uses a no non sense approach and gets on their level. It worked for us