Mothers OnA Mission28 is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization that supports survivors of at - risk communities and individuals who are reentering back into civilization. We provide clinical support for all victims of violence & reentry participants by utilizing our restorative healing forum. We focus on our participants' needs while utilizing holistic and trauma informed care approaches.
Hope & Healing
Bertha Purnell is a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend and a pillar of the Westside of Chicago community. She has worked in the medical field most of her life as a nurse and supported individuals who needed other resources during her spare time. This all changed for her when she lost her son to violence in 2017 on the west side of Chicago. Ms. Purnell was now an individual who needed support and was unable to find it; which prompted her mission to support other mothers with the same background by starting her own nonprofit called Mothers OnA Mission28. Over the last 5 years Ms. Purnell has partnered with multiple organizations and used her voice to provide education on working with survivors of violence, establishing resources and assisting with changing state laws for survivors' rights. She has been successful with her organizations providing support to over 500 individuals and their families.
Ms. Purnell's success prompted her current revamp which now includes assisting returning citizens because she understands that to decrease violence, we need to prevent it from happening again. Mothers OnA Mission28 provides Victims Support, Case Management, Counseling and Re – Entry. Her new mission is to support survivors of at-risk communities and individuals who are reentering back into civilization. They provide clinical support for all victims of violence & reentry participants but unitize their restorative healing forum. They also focus on their participants' needs while utilizing holistic and trauma informed care approaches. Ms. Purnell turned her trauma into passion and will continue being an advocate for at-risk communities.