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Shawanna Vaughn, CEO of Nonprofit Silent Cry INC

By Tammy Reese

Silent Cry, Inc., a Harlem-based nonprofit organization taking the holistic approach to life after mass incarceration and trauma. Silent Cry Inc. is a New York-based non-profit organization that takes a holistic approach to aftercare from mass incarceration, gun violence, and trauma. We understand that the quality of care is the single biggest factor for impacting and invoking changes. We support affected children and families during and after a challenging period. We use our skill sets and experiences to continuously tap into what is happening in the community. We understand the challenges people face in the process of self-development and when overcoming grief.

Founded and Directed by Shawanna Vaughn, Silent Cry Inc. has also worked to raise awareness around Post Traumatic Prison Disorder, underscoring the traumas created by incarceration and calling for training of prison personnel in the basic core competencies of trauma-informed mental health care, comprehensive policies for service provision to incarcerated individuals, investments in behavioral healthcare services (including screening, assessment and clinical interventions for trauma) as well as facilitating connection to services post- release.

Silent Cry INC in collaboration with The Franchise Group, and Hip Hop Weekly will present the Heart of Harlem Toy Drive Powered by - Silent Cry INC. The event will be

Co-Hosted by Collette V Smith, 1st NFL African American Female Coach, and Celebrity Stylist Soneca Guadara, join Silent Cry Inc for Heart of Harlem Toy Drive.

This Influencer filled drive will benefit kids of incarcerated parents. Taking place at the Historic Castle in Harlem, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Castle 351 Harlem will be transformed into a winter wonderland, a silent auction, live music, and the opportunity to support a worthy cause. For more information please visit WWW.SILENTCRYINC.ORG

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