LaTasha Jackson-McDougle was a child left behind at the age of 18 months, when in 1984, her father stalked her mother, ultimately taking the life of their mother Cheryl Williams-Saddler, along with his own, leaving her for dead inside the vehicle parked in an alley.
LaTasha was located the following day and placed under guardianship care of her maternal grandparents. Thirty-seven years later, LaTasha is dedicated to being an advocate; she has dedicated her life and education to learn more about domestic violence and is motivated to share her story and play an active role in domestic violence awareness.
To bring honor to her mother, she founded an organization called Cheryl’s Voice. This past Saturday, May 1, 2021, she hosted a community giveaway to meet the needs of people in the community and educate them on Domestic Violence and ensure they are given local resources. This event was a great success with the partnership of Amazon, who donated everything from hygiene to electronic items, as well as the support of Tarrant County 911 District who partners and sponsor organization shirts.
Along with New Visions Christian Church, which has agreed to partner with Cheryl’s Voice and allows them to continue hosting the giveaway there as well as providing assistance with inventory to over 200 people.
This giveaway also provided resources for surrounding organizations such as
40 blankets and three boxes of clothes and shoes were given to UnBound the Underground, located at One Safe Place.
Over a dozen laptops and cellphones, along with personal hygiene items was given to Methodist Justice Ministry.
In addition, several churches were given supplies to meet their needs to educate their communities on domestic violence further.
LaTasha is highly motivated to encourage children who survived and witnessed domestic violence in their homes. She actively promotes Domestic Violence Awareness in the communities letting Cheryl’s Voice be heard.
For more information about Cheryl’s Voice, visit here.