Southeastern Family Violence Center

Pursuing Peace in Robeson County

  

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My name is Chris Hunt and I am an employee at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with the VVIOA YouthStart Program. I enjoy assisting the In and Out of School youth of Robeson County with school as well as gaining employment. My interest in this event is to give back to my community and assist helping with those in need.

I love traveling, especially cruises with my friends. I also love working with my middle school "Royal Ranger's" boys club at church. I will be a 2018 graduate from UNCP with a Bachelors of Art in History with a Minor in Sociology.

Native of Robeson County, “farm girl”. Graduate of UNCP with a BS degree in Political Science and a BA Degree in Education. Spent two years working with the Department of Human Resources at “The Robeson House” for juveniles. Spent thirty years working as a teacher with the Public Schools Robeson County. Presently serving as Pastor at Mount Olive United Methodist Church since 2009. Attended Duke Divinity and completed SCOS and will return in July 2018 to begin Advance COS. “When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to them (disciples) “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”. I am a worker in the vineyard, “Making Disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world”.

I enjoy doing crossword puzzles. Enjoy spending time with family and friends. Love to watch old westerns. Love sitting and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. When the mood hits me, I love to cook big family meals for all to enjoy. Love cruises and road trips.

I am Married to Council Graham- Mother of four- Grandmother of six

Some of my achievements are PSRC Science Teacher of the Year-Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year-Piney Grove Teacher of the Year (2)

I was born and raised in Union Chapel. I’m 30 years old and a career Fireman for the City of Lumberton, NC. Also, a volunteer Fireman at the Raft Swamp Fire Department.

I enjoy motorcycles, hunting, fishing and being with family.

I am a Master Firefighter, I have a college degree but I am proud to say – “I save lives”.

 

Kim grew up in Lumberton, NC. He is a graduate of Lumberton High
School and attended Southeastern Community College. He currently works as a
Private Investigator with the firm of Tiffany Peguise Powers
Attorney-at-Law.

Mr. Powers is a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He is active in the
Democratic Party and in the community. His most important accomplishment is
being a father to Raven and Saiid Powers. He and Tiffany Powers have been
married for 19 years.

I believe in family. Helping others comes naturally to me. I think
we all know someone who has needed the services that the SFVC providers.
This is my opportunity to give back. I had no idea how much it cost for a
family to stay here for just one week. It is my intent to help provide a
safe place for families in need.

Mrs. Powers was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. She was educated at St. Francis De Sales Catholic School and the Public Schools of Robeson County. Afterwards, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1996.

Prior to the practice of law, Mrs. Powers worked as a reporter at the Robesonian newspaper.

From 1996 until 1999, Mrs. Powers worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Bowen and Berry in Lumberton, North Carolina. She tried numerous cases, including representing parents in Juvenile Court, criminal matters, personal injury, Family Law cases and Social Security. Thereafter, she became a partner with the law firm of Bowen, Berry, and Powers. She opened her own law firm in August of 2006, where she has a general trial practice, including capital murder. She is currently an attorney for the Robeson County Department of Social Services.

Mrs. Powers is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Inc., the Robeson County Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar. She sits on numerous Boards of Directors in Robeson County and is the Democratic Member of the Robeson County Board of Elections. Mrs. Powers previously served as the Seventh Congressional District Representative to the N.C. Democratic Party Council of Review and was elected Delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions.

She and her husband, Kim, have two children, Raven and Geoffrey Saiid. The Powers' are members of the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Lumberton, where Mrs. Powers serves as an Eucharistic Minister, Lectern and on the Finance Council.

I support the Southeastern Family Violence Center, because of the important role the agency plays in our community. Families need a safe haven and resources to combat triggers for violence. Through aid, education and advocacy, the SFVC has improved the quality of life for thousands in the area. I believe that children should grow up in homes that nurture and not in homes of abusers. I am happy to do my part to improve the lives of my neighbors.