The Carol Maraj Foundation
We are an organization dedicated to eradicating the moral blight of domestic violence in our society.
Founded by Carol Maraj who is herself a domestic violence survivor. After suffering years of abuse, Maraj established the Foundation in 2012 with an aim to advocate, help and restore battered women to a place of wholeness, healing body, mind and spirit.
We exists to help end violence against women through programs that will provide H.O.P.E. (Healing, Opportunities, Prevention and Empowerment) to women, youth and children affected by this epidemic and provide support to other agencies, organizations and groups dedicated to the same causes.
In this program the Foundation brings together a number of experts who conduct an all-day pampering and personal grooming session for battered women living in shelters. They not only receive a beauty make-over from stylists and beauticians, they are also showered with flowers and gifts letting them know that despite their circumstance, they are loved. This creates an awakening and allows women to remember that they are bold, beautiful and their dreams are attainable. Dolls-Up/Make Over was initiated in 2012 and is the signature program of the Foundation.
WHAT WE DO
- Personal Makeovers.
- Spa Treatments.
- Make-Up Treatments.
- Personal Styling Tips & Tricks.
MOVING ONWARD VOCATIONALLY EMPOWERED
Moving Onward Vocationally Empowered (MOVE) is the Foundation’s job readiness program which prepares women to reenter the workforce. It is designed to create self-reliance and financial independence. In addition, it helps reduce the incidents of women returning to their abuser because of co-dependency and/or financial insecurity. The program has a tremendous success rate since its inception.
WHAT WE DO
- Office Etiquette
- Interview Preparation.
- Financial Management
The Youth Expression Studios
This program is designed to stir up the gifts in children who come from an abusive family. Moreover, through the creative use of role playing, this program provides an avenue for youth to be educated thereby increasing their abuse awareness/detection and conflict resolution skills.
WHAT WE DO
Abuse Awareness & Prevention Workshops.
- Relationship Building.
- The Business of Entertainment.
- Video Production & Music Production..
- Song Writing.