Striving Towards Achieving Compassion, Intervention and Education. Become a Community Link in assisting all victims of crime, and establish partnerships on a local, State, National and International level.

Offer advocacy, education and support, therapeutic intervention and a safe environment.

Stacie on her 16th Birthday

In the aftermath of violent crime, the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation came to life.

On January 29, 1999, Stacie Lynn Reed was brutally murdered in her Manassas, Virginia home. After stalking her for weeks, an acquaintance of Stacie's entered the home with plans to kill the entire family. In an unsuccessful attempt to rape Stacie, he stabbed her to death.

Kristie in January 1999
Kristie, January 31, 1999
Kristie in 2010
Kristie, December 2012
The attacker then waited in the home for more than two hours for Stacie's younger sister Kristie to arrive home. After finding her sister dead in her bedroom, Kristie was forced to the basement, bound with her own shoelaces, raped, strangled, wrists cut, stabbed, and her throat severely slashed. She was left for dead. He went upstairs, called a cab, made himself a glass of iced tea, sat on the sofa, smoked a cigarette and waited, not having carried out his entire plan to kill all four family members. Read more...

The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation offers seminars on The Impact of Victimization to Law Enforcement Agencies and their entities, Victim Witness Agencies, Prosecuting Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, Victims, Universities (Political Science students), and offenders. For a list of topics covered, please see Seminar Details.

From Tragedy Comes Triumph!
Lorraine Whoberry
Lorraine Whoberry
In finding forgiveness for the offender, Heal My Wounds Leave My Scars Prison Ministry was founded in 2009. Heal My Wounds Ministry goes behind those walls to offer a message of HOPE to offenders. The message is a testimony of grief, transformed by the journey of forgiveness of the offender who murdered her daughter Stacie and brutally attacked her younger sister Kristie. Accountability and forgiveness are two main topics of discussion.

As servants of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we are His hands and feet, sharing the gospel that brings HOPE to break the chains of bondage and offers healing, for His glory and His honor!

Wings of Hope Crisis & Resource Center

A community-based safe place where victims of violence can connect to resources to meet their individualized needs and the culture of violence is replaced with healthy family relationships.

To personally assess the individualized needs of the victim and link them to local resources and/or assistance in areas such as:
  • Therapeutic Care
  • Judiciary and Legal Advocacy
  • Housing and Job Assistance
  • Personal Safety and Healing
Through the establishment of strong partnerships with local, state, national and international agencies, law enforcement, schools, churches and families the Wings of Hope Crisis & Resource Center will generate proactive dialogue, education and action to reduce violence within the community. Our Resource Center also offer personal assistance to everyone by assisting them with short and long term needs and to be the missing link for all members of the community.

Phase II of the project is the establishment of a Coffee Cafe in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. The Cafe will offer training and jobs in baking and culinary skills, janitorial services, hospitality management and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to offer on the job training to individuals seeking to learn new skills, and/or enhance existing skills so they would become fully trained and highly sought after for employment by other established companies (i.e. Starbucks). These opportunities would be offered primarily to the clients of the Center but also to the community at large. All profits of the Cafe will serve as a source of sustainable income for the Wings of Hope Crisis & Resource Center.

Our long term goal is to replicate this model in urban neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati. While our primary focus at The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation is to reduce violence, this capacity building undertaking has a much larger vision: neighborhoods where all stakeholders are working together to innovatively create positive social and economic change in their community. We believe if this larger vision is accomplished, violence will ultimately be reduced.

Silent Witness Project
Silent Witness Project
The Tri-State Chapter of the Silent Witness Project was recently formed to bring awareness to Victims of Domestic Violence. We feel an urgency to do something that speaks out against Domestic Violence. The Silent Witness Project commemorates the lives of those whose lives ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner or acquaintance as a result of domestic violence. Their voices will not be silenced, their lives will not be forgotten, and their stories will be heard, through a free-standing, life-sized red wooden figure, each one bearing the name of a person who once lived. They were our family, children, friend, neighbor, and co-worker. An unnamed silent figure will represent those uncounted women whose murders have gone unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. These figures are the Silent Witnesses.

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