Our Story

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​.

OUR MISSION

Changing Mentalities
Saving Lives

As advocates for families and homes free of domestic violence, our mission is to empower victims of this tragedy to once again see their human value, through programs designed to nurture their self esteem, build their inner strength and give them hope for a better future and a brighter tomorrow.


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    DOLLS-UP

    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.
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    M.O.V.E

    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
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    Y.E.S

    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..
    • Film Making.

    • Song Writing.
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TAKE ACTION!

Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten


1 in 3 women have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime *On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.)

VOLUNTEERS

Together we can effect positive change in our community, if you wish to join a program or volunteer to help those in need, we await you with open hearts.


JOIN US

The Carol Maraj Foundation has openings for full time and part time advocates, program assistants, field officers and event management assistants. Internships are also available for College and University students with a passion for community service and advocacy. Survivors of domestic violence and abuse are encouraged to apply.

THANK YOU
FOR YOUR SUPPORT