Everyone has a dream for their future. DREAM is an acronym that stands for Destiny Therapeutic_talent_devRealized Equals Achievement Maximized.

At DREAM, youth and adults are given the opportunity to identify, appreciate, develop, and utilize their talents and gifts as a strategy for accomplishing their life goals.  WIN  strives to empower the youth by nurturing their strengths, boosting self-esteem and encouraging creativity.

What interests you the most?

Art/Visual Design – Youth and adults choose this group to experience artistic expression and learn self-management skills.  DREAM Group Leaders help youth identify positive and healthy inspirations for artistic designs.  Youth and adults may develop comic book characters and process their personal experiences, process their own thoughts and feelings, and problem-solve and help manage the behaviors of their comic book character in response to specific issues.

Creative Writing – Youth and adults choose this group to express themselves through poetry, songs, and short stories.  Youth are encouraged to write about their experiences, thoughts, and feelings.  Opportunities to share creative writing pieces are also an experience of this group.

Dance & Movement – Youth and adults choose this group due to an interest in a dance genre and/or fashion.  Structured dance sessions may include jazz, ballet, hip hop, or liturgical dance.  Youth and adults also join this group to engage in the designing, styling, and modeling of clothing.

Vocal/Instrumental – Youth and adults choose this group to compose, write, record, and perform original songs.  This group is uniquely designed to naturally link youth and adults to liberating artistic expression. DREAM Group Leaders suggest various academic concepts and life skill strategies for youth to include in their musical production.

Advice 4 Life

IMG_0310-3WIN’s CEO, AL Laws and his wife Aisha host a weekly show Advice 4 Life.   Al and Aisha share relationship advice through live video conversations on social media and iHeart Radio (Heaven 600AM Sunday Mornings at 9:30am).

Advice 4 life hosts Al & Aisha Laws



Watch over 100 of past Facebook Live shows where we focus on relationships.

Advice 4 Life Website


Philanthropic Partnership

happy familyWIN Team is committed to serving the community every possible way we can. More than 20 years ago, WIN Team provided financial assistance to help develop WIN Family Services, a nonprofit providing therapeutic foster care.  We jointly host events for those that we serve throughout the year. WIN Team donates to projects that support WIN Family Services regularly, including providing tickets to sporting events for youth.

strawberry festivalAnnually, WIN supports the Catonsville Strawberry Festival with Hunting Presbyterian Church. Each year, hundreds of community members gather at Hunting Presbyterian Church to enjoy a barbecue, carnival games, sweet treats, face painting, pony rides… and of course, strawberries!  WIN staff and their families always enjoy serving the community.

WIN loves to create memories with those that we serve. 2016-xmas-party-e1506711511190.jpgEach year, WIN sponsors a Christmas party for consumers and their families. Through donations and an annual gift drive with Heaven 600 AM (iHeart radio), WIN is able to offer a gift for everyone that comes!

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The Justice System

prison-barsWIN Family Services’ introduces its newest services for the Justice System – providing avenue for skillfully shaping the structure, communication, and inter-relational interactions within the inmates’ family. While working with Morgan State University’s School of Social Work in validating the model as an evidence-based practice; WIN has been working with the Baltimore Mayor’s office to establish the practice of Family Strengthening as signature platform for addressing many of the city’s issues with crime and domestic challenges. Today, WIN continues to offer Family Strengthening training and organizational development resources to governmental and community-based organizations.

Training offers and includes:

·        a highly interactive presentation (communication skills, interventions, and strategies to strengthen inmates and their families)

·        an easy to follow sequence of “one-two-three” communication response

·        lessons on necessary inter-personal skills to maintain family and community supports

·        introduces the “My Baby’s Father” (MBF) training, an urban family’s storied odyssey that details the interactions and dramas of an urban family,

·        help for inmates to examine their role and importance in their families and help identify healthy connections for planning reintegration back to the community.

·        Communication and Intervention Skills Training – Terms and definitions of a practice that clearly delineates communications skills and reflective Interventions or “Mirrors.”

·        Family Decision Meetings Training – and interactive method for engaging their family members in effective communication.
Quick Facts

·        The Attorney General’s comprehensive Anti-Violence Strategy, led by our Nation’s U.S. Attorneys, to reduce and prevent crime is the “three-legged stool” of enforcement, prevention, reentry.

·        Every year, some 700,000 people are released from America’s prisons and millions more cycle through local jails.

·        The last major study of recidivism rates found that two out of every three released prisoners were re-arrested for a new offense, and about half were re-incarcerated.

·        There is a high recidivism rate among juvenile offenders Recent statistics show an average of 50% recidivism for juvenile offenders in Maryland

·        Higher rates for youth that are in foster care and group homes.

Please Note: Family Strengthening can be presented to inmates both in large groups, smaller groups and individually with their family or identified support system.

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