Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation


Destiny Grigsby


Latijera Hayes Serves as the President of Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation. Since 2016 In volunteering for this role, And accepting! Ms. Hayes has led the Organization with help of fund raising, advertising, events, and sponsorship . Latijera Hayes integrates a commitment to best practice in all aspects of the nonprofit operations.

 She oversees ,coordinate,manages,& leads a team providing assistance with overseeing fund raising operations. Leading the organization in strategic planning is one of best assets. Ms. Hayes genuinely is Responsible for tracking organizational progress and evaluating the completion of established goals. 

Latijera Hayes is A big believer in women’s rights! She supports Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation with the intention of seeing prosperity and growth. Which will blossom into a safe haven for battered women & children .

Latijera is a qualified serial entrepreneur with business major. Graduating with her A.S in Business Management from Victor Valley Community College. Latijera Hayes has supported many organizations throughout her career. Giving back to different communities and supporting the less fortunate with abilities and necessities to succeed. “There's no battered woman alive who didn't know in advance that the man was bad”. -Laura Schlessinger


LaTijera Hayes


Jami Bell is the Secretary of Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation. She is the oldest of 7, a mother of 3, who was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. Currently, she resides in Hawthorne, CA. Being the oldest has taught her the true value of giving, caring, and the importance of being compassionate to others. In 2016, Ms. Bell started her journey with the organization as a dedicated volunteer. With her warm heart to give back within the community, she also hopes to reach some of her childhood friends who as well were victims of domestic violence. Her ultimate goal is to help women and children in hopes of providing them with the fundamental tools to move forward in all aspects of life.


Jami Bell


Christi Jennings embodies the characteristics of a good leader.

 Raised by her grandparents and aunt, Christi knows the hardships of not having the “perfect family” all too well. Despite always feeling like something was missing from her life, Christi concealed her feelings and kept on a brave face to insure her younger sisters that eventually things would be fine for them. 

The grace and hope that she exuded to others fueled her to keep going on her own journey. Always willing to help others Christi has volunteered her time with many organizations such as: Big Brothers Big Sisters-LA, Aviva, and Athens Baptist Church where she served as a Youth Ministry Director for two years. 

In March of 2013, Christi decided that it was time to move forward with her vision and CST was established. “These young children need the guidance and support to know that with or without the perfect family, CST will make a way to bring something special and significant to each and every childs’ life.” Today Christi continues to positively influence others by “maximizing the efforts,” of all those around her and is now so honored to be one of the newest Board Members to Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation. She effortlessly brings forth leaders that devote their lives to, “Helping our youth thrive!” Christi resides in Hawthorne, CA but spends most of her time changing lives in Compton, CA as well as our inner cities.


Christi Jennings


Hello My name is Schaharazad Black and I have recently learned that Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation is looking for board members. I have always wanted to get involved and be active with a community to help my fellow peers. I have a strong connection with battered women and children as well. I also have a right and obligation to serve because I believe I owe it to women like myself. I would love to partake in the uplifting of women and children like myself. 

I am a mother of two and have been placed in homes with women who were universally connected and shared a same goal. That is to be financially efficient and provide for our kids the best way we can with helpful tools and resources. This foundation has helped with so many developments in the neighborhood and already a big pillar of strength for women who don’t have a voice. I plan to bring more women together and share plans and strategies where we can all be empowered. Presently I am not active in my community due to the area I reside. This will change upon working with this group for I am already dedicating and brainstorming time to put in and work on effortless details concerning the help I can do here. 

Board Member

Schaharazad Black


A poet, published author, behavior therapist, business owner, and advocate for individuals with special needs. Latreasha is currently working on building her company Aut2bfit, which is a company to help improve the lives of those on the spectrum of Autism. Latreasha is also a poet and most of her pieces are to inspire, educate, and motivate people of color.

Board Member

Latreasha Chave Mariesh Nolen


My name is Treasure Taylor and I am from Long Beach, California. I am 27 years old and currently working on completing my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. I have a passion for reading, writing and being of service to my community in any way possible. Volunteering with “Our Place Healing Hearts Foundation” was a heartwarming experience for me. It was an incredible opportunity to be apart of an organization that provides families with donations during the holidays. I am grateful to have participated!

Board Member

Treasure Taylor