Ms. Hughes and our NMVI family my love and support for the rest of my life. They helped mold me to become the woman that I am today. Now I have two kids of my own and I make sure that I show them unconditional love. I talk to them and tell them everyday that I love them. Without NMVI's guidance I don't know what kind of mother I would have become. Now I can lead by example. My kids don't know that angry person who was willing to kill, fight and argue. They know a mother that is calm, negotiable, understanding, loving and has their best interest at heart so they can become the successful people that NMVI has helped all of us to become. I stopped the cycle in my family. Prison is not an option for me nor my children.
Dequlah Woods, Executive Veteran Member, Past President, 8 years