Living Without Lies
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Helping People Turn Their Lives Around
Donna’s quit school at 16 and got married. Her first career was as a criminal. She had developed both a drug and alcohol problem. She eventually killed her abusive first husband and was charged with first degree murder. Her case was non-suited with prejudice and she was released. It took her several years to straighten out her life.
After 25 years of being afraid that someone would find out about her background, she wrote and published her autobiography and created a self-help program based on what she had to do to straighten out her life called the “Living Without Lies Program”.
In 2012, Donna met her co-founder, Catherine Canady, also a former drug addict and child rape victim. The two hit it off immediately and over time became best friends. In 2015, they created The Living Without Lies Foundation, which is a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit corporation. Their first project is to open a woman’s shelter in North Philadelphia whose target population are women from age 19 to 90 and services to help them to reenter society as independent, self-supporting, contributing members of society.
Donna feels that she is blessed and wants to give back as she got to where she is with the help of God and a lot of good people.