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Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Mental Health

Mission: Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. mission is to educate disfranchised women to become self-sufficient by preparing them to achieve their full potential through support services, training, leadership and career development.

Results: We spent a lot of time looking for dedicated and serious volunteers to assist us in our mission. We also spent time seeking profitable fundraising projects to purchase our multi-purpose networking resource service center.

Target demographics: Disenfranchised women, including victims of domestic violence in the Greater Clayton County and surrounding areas. We also have programs for girls 11 to 17 years of age.

Programs: Monthly Support Groups, Quarterly Workshops on Financial Management, Job Training Referrals, We offer individual life skill coaching, individual counseling, legal advocacy resources. We also provide GED referrals.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with this organization for one year and felt like I have been a part of them for years. This organization has helped me on so many levels from understanding some things about me to recognizing different levels of abuse. I enjoyed the comradery of all of the women when we come together to host an event to raise awareness. There has not been another organization that I have volunteered and simply enjoyed it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked collaboratively with Sisters Empowerment Network for almost 2 years and the passion, energy, and enthusiasm Veda brings to her work is contagious. She serves her clients tirelessly, connecting them to services and resources throughout the community. She builds relationships and collaborations that benefit and assist her clients when others have run into roadblocks. Sisters Empowerment Network fulfills it name and mission...Candee' Winfield, Licensed Professional Counselor

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ms. Veda Brown, founder of SEN, Inc. is truly a trailblazer as she works tirelessly to provide training and service to agencies and victims of domestic violence. She has a servant's heart and pours everything that she has into the agency to ensure that those in need get the needed resources to move forward with their lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to attend a domestic violence event hosted by Sisters Empowerment Netowrk. The event was excellent!! I had the chance to better understand how diligently this organization works to help victims of domestic violence. The theme was Weekend Wine Down and there was some awesome entertainment, scrumptious food, wine, beverages and heart-to-heart sharing of some unfortunate domestic experiences. It was topped of with a silent auction to further raise well needed funding. Kudos to Veda Brown and all her volunteers for hosting a wonderful event. I'll be watching for future events to attend. Crystal B.

1 WG R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has a wonderful purpose and even more wonderful people that make it all happen. My first experience at the weekend wine down was unforgettable. I enjoyed every second. The Rum Pops were so delectable and the wine was smooth and tasty. I enjoyed all of the performances and I enjoyed performing for a wonderful crowd. Thanks again SEN!!!

Will Ransby

1 Betty30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Sister's Empowerment Network has been a very rewarding experience. Veda Brown's energy and commitment to this battle inspires me to work harder and give more. Thank you Veda for opening up a new passion for me!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the greatest joys in my life is meeting Veda Brown, her passion for women's issues is mind blowing. Her availability to help and her ability to bring community leaders together for this cause is amazing. I have seen what we can do when we come together and share resources and knowledge. SEN make a huge difference in our community. Lives are being restored, people regain their hope and power in knowing they are not alone, SEN stands with them, helping them along the way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters Empowerment Network is an organization that is not only informational but also very personal. Ms. Veda Brown is always looking for an opportunity to uplift, encourage and support women in what they want to accomplish. When I'm trying to cheer for her I find her in my corner cheering for me. This is such an awesome organization that I'm proud to be apart of in any capacity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters Empowerment has created an awesome awareness in the South Atlanta area of domestic violence. The founder Veda Brown and her staff are totally dedicated and committed to the cause, the community, and the victims. One of the greatest non-profits in the Atlanta area.

rjackson1113

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The name "Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc." says it all! These sisters are about not only helping a victim get out of their present dangerous situation, but they are about helping them to stay out of permanently! They don't just talk the talk...but they actually with love walk the walk! Because it starts from the leader Veda Brown! I've attended and volunteered at several events where I saw this in action. Their whole purpose or existence is to make a difference a life while it's still time. They offer guidance, instruction, nurture, information and more than anything a listening ear with open loving arms. I've found that a lot of the women are from Domestic Violence situations so they are able to genuinely sympathize and empathize with those they come in contact with. Why did I join SEN? Because I have a desire to help others that are need and I see that SEN have the same heart and more!! How can you not get involved with an organization that Lives to Make A Life Changing Difference? --- Roberta Jackson

Millicent C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Sisters Empowerment and Veda Brown is pure joy!

She is inclusive, thoughtful and very respectful of everyone she serves and collaborates with. I have the privilege of sharing and assisting with facilitating some of the classes and things run as smooth as silk every time. The entire team is dedicated and very congruent and easy to work with.

Veda is true to her mission and is always connecting with new members and taking in new referrals and looking for solutions including funding sources and donors. This is a tireless woman who is truly committed to the work of uplifting and empowering other women - true to the name of the organization.

This organization is a blessing to many and miracles occur as a result of their stick-to-it-ness!

Alonia J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Behind every great organization is great leadership. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Sisters Empowerment Network is a great organization that is highly esteemed with unprecedented great leadership in the person of its founder, Ms. Veda Brown. I've had the opportunity to work with Veda and SEN in various capacities through the years, and one of the many things that sets the organization apart is Veda's undying commitment to the cause. She is always open to developing and fostering relationships that will ultimately propel the organization forward to higher heights and deeper depths of excellence. She has remained unwavering in her commitment to assure that the needs of those the organization serves are met. I'm proud of all that SEN does to make a positive difference, and I look forward to witnessing even greater works in the near future.
Sincerely,
Alonia Jones

1 Bettye A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Veda Brown is a community /world life savor. Veda has a warm and loving heart. I have had the opportunity to work with Veda on many occasions on Domestic. Abuse workshops. Sisters Empowerment Network ,Inc is an organization were women and children can come for love and support and guidance . I am honored to know this great women named Veda Brown. If your. Looking for an organization to change the world, one day at a time, then that's , Sisters Empowerment Network , Inc.

Amor'e W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2005 ran away from my life and ended up in a homeless shelter. While there a woman named Veda Brown Founder of Sister Empowerment Network came to visit us and invited a group of us to a women's retreat. Because of SEN I was able to begin my healing process. It did not end there. The organization truly empotwerd ne by providing me with temporary housing and helped me gain employment to sustain myself. I am forever grateful. If SEN would not have intervened in my life I don't know where my life would have ended.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. is a wonderful organization that I feel so honored and blessed to have been able to volunteer with. The dedication that Ms. Brown has to women and children is inspiring. Not only have I worked with her on some of her events, but I have also brought my family out to participate and get a better understanding of social issues that effect our community. I look forward to working with her for many years to come!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence issued the 6th annual Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report in March which showed conditions had improved from three years ago, when the state was ranked seventh for such homicides. Still, Georgia's domestic violence organizations responded to over 72,000 incidents last year. And in the last seven years, 835 Georgians lost their lives to domestic violence. Sisters' Empowerment Network, Inc. supports vicitims of domestic violence in several surrounding communities. Sisters' Empowerment helps the women with living arrangement, job training and helps with making sure the children are cared for. This organization has been around for ten years supporting the community. I thank Veda for her vision , and insight to make a difference in the lives of abused women, men and children.

Melisa A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earlier this year I was invited to speak at The Sisters Empowerment Network, inc. I was so surprised by the beautiful atmosphere that was created by the founder. Ms. Veda Brown has created an organization that empowers women to take ownership of their lives. Women are encouraged to tap into their own purpose and creativity to design a life worth living. I believe in this organization because it empowers women to network, educate themselves and to give back to others. Ms. Brown understands that self esteem is developed when one understands and lives on purpose. Many organizations of this nature promote government programs but Sister Empower is different because it promotes self sufficiency.

I love this organization because it truly believes that women are not victims but they are victors. I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to be apart of such a wonderful movement. I look forward to hearing more stories of women who have achieved their dreams with the support of the women in this group.

Wishing you abundance and peace,
Melisa Alaba

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upon first encountering Ms. Brown I was amazed and in awe. It was during her Walk a Mile in Her shoes event and I was a vendor there in Clayton County. The awareness was awakened in me about the amount of domestic violence that's taking so many lives. It made me want to do more to assist these families in such a manner I sought diligently to become more of an avid participant on a weekly bases. This is my first time being apart of something so wonderful. I truly love what they do in and for the community


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Advisor

Rating: 5

First i would like to say the leader of this amazing organization has a god-fearing spirit and her vision for this mission is truly beyound words.Miss.Brown goes above and beyound the call od duty to impact the lives of children and women.She has a great section of events that stem from "Safe Date" to "Just Breathe Series"which has been know to leave you with healthy tools to apply to almost all situations.I have been working with Miss.Brown only for a short period of time but im so grateful to be apart of her wonderful movement and im so looking forward to future projects.Thanks Miss.Brown for using our life and story to help others.

Tanya Tibbs Owner of The VBar Brand

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Sister Empowerment Network when I hit an ultimate low point of my life. I needed help with my situation. I called around to a number of different places and each time I was given another number to call. Finally I called the Sister Empowerment network number and CEO, Veda Brown answered my call. I didn't know who she was at the time. All I knew was that she gave me hope. Since that first phone call she has stood by me and aided me as I embarked on a new chapter of my life. There is no doubt in my mind that God placed her in my path! I never looked back and she is one of the reasons that I am in a much better place today! And she is still here standing right beside me! I will always be grateful for her and her organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Founder and CEO of Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. is tireless in her commitment to serve the community in her efforts. Ms. Veda Brown is one to emulate in integrity, diligence and persistence. Those of us who are out here on the battlefield combating Domestic Violence understands that it can sometimes be a challenge, but she makes it seem effortless.