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the Dewayne S. Parker

One Love

Foundation

ABOUT DSP One Love

It is the mission, duty and purpose of The Dewayne S Parker One Love Foundation to provide support for children and adolescents who have experienced the loss of a parent or immediate family member by guiding them through the grieving process and beyond creating a network of support which includes the development of healthy coping skills. The DSP One Love Foundation plans to meet the needs of these children and adolescents through multiple activities including, but not limited to, counseling services (face-to-face as well as virtual), week long summer camps, scholarship opportunities, online blog (to provide a platform for self expression and networking),  holiday celebrations and back-to-school drives. The Dewayne S. Parker One Love Foundation was established to meet the needs of young children and adolescents through a holistic approach by providing counseling services, educational supplement through scholarship and supplies, and additional support as needed throughout the year.

The DSP One Love Foundation exists to provide support for children and adolescents who have lost a parent or immediate family member.

Services

counseling services

Counseling services will be provided by licensed counselors and clinicians throughout the year. These services will be provided through face-to-face as well as virtual sessions. Counseling sessions will also be offered during our week long summer camps.

Educational Support

The DSP One Love Foundation will offer tutoring services throughout the school year for students in grades K-12, back to school giveaways during the month of July, as well as scholarship opportunities (awarded during our annual summer camp) for rising as well as returning college students.

Annual Summer Camp

The DSP One Love Foundation will offer a week long summer camp that includes: counseling sessions, arts & crafts activities, guest speakers and assemblies, physical activities through structured play, games, nutritional services (including breakfast, lunch & snack), and educational activities.  Summer camp is offered to all program participants at no cost.

The DSP One Love Foundation was established on June 15, 2019 by Dr.  LaTonya Williams-Parker, CEO,  Aleisha Parker (COO), M.Ed, APC and Shayla Parker (CFO), premed student at UNC-Charlotte.   This nonprofit organization was  established as a result of their own personal experiences with loss.  The foundation is named in the memory of Dewayne S. Parker, a United States Navy veteran, awesome friend and amazing father.  The grieving process is never easy and after Dewayne’s untimely death in the fall of 2018 his children found themselves struggling to adjust to life without him.  The founders of the DSP One Love Foundation hope that this nonprofit will allow them to help others, especially young children, to cope with the loss of a parent or close family member.  Dewayne absolutely loved children and what better way to honor his memory than by helping the very people he loved the most.  The DSP One Love Foundation looks forward to partnering with you to make a positive impact in the lives of children and young adults when they need it most.

The Dewayne S Parker One Love Foundation  is entirely funded through charitable donations.  The counseling services, educational resources, nutritional services, and summer camps are made possible because of these donations.  Children and families participating in the program do so at no costs to them.  You may use the link below to make your tax deductible donation.  Thank you for making a difference in the life of a grieving child!