Who We Serve
SBIM serves vulnerable children and their families who face a wide variety of challenges on a daily basis.
Many lack space to call their own, with over half living in single family dwellings that house multiple family groups or non-relatives. The majority do not have the ability or financial opportunity to enroll in afterschool programs or extracurricular activities. Children often care for siblings or younger relatives in the absence of a parent or guardian.
Who We Are
SBIM is primarily a volunteer-run, dedicated group of volunteers who truly care and believe that together we have the power to change lives.
SBIM was founded in 2018 by a school counselor and a group of teachers and social workers in Herndon, Virginia. These professionals recognized an urgent and growing need to provide support to young girls in the community, many of whom were suffering as a result of poverty and trauma. Through the years, we have realized there is a deeper need to help the girls’ whole family unit within the community.
SBIM is a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN #83-1447190.
Founder and President
Director, Events and Curriculum
Katie is a mother of three and believes in fostering strong connections with family and the community. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and has spent 18 years in legal placement, prior to that she worked in legal recruiting/event planning for over 8 years. Katie is dedicated to She Believes in Me by helping children grow to their fullest potential with the love and support they need. She started with She Believes in Me in 2020 as a Liaison, and this continues to be a large part of her family’s life as they have all helped with deliveries to families in need. Family is a top priority to Katie and in her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband, watching her daughter’s field hockey games, cheering on the CAPS, has a strong sense of faith, loves reading and spending time with close friends.
Liaison Program Coordinator
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
She Believes in Me works with community and corporate sponsors to help fund and / or supply items for our pantry, family liaison program, emotional support items, camps, and a myriad of other programs and events that support our local community. We often work together to do collection drives, packing events, and fundraising.
She Believes in Me has a strong support system in place with our community and corporate sponsors. We simply couldn't do what we do without their help and we are grateful for these important partnerships. If you would like to discuss how you can become a partner with She Believes in Me, please contact Teri Taylor, Executive Director at email@example.com.
How to Become a Community Partner
She Believes in Me is seeking to partner with other organizations that want to make a difference in the lives of young women through fundraising, development, strategic collaboration, events and volunteer engagement.
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