[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”1002,906,115″ onclick=”link_no” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”250×250″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Executive Director/President Joyce Kyles is a domestic violence advocate and survivor. The proud wife and mother of three, is a graduate of Arkansas State University and CEO of JP Connections, a web development and social media networking company. A facilitator, public speaker and presenter, Joyce is nationally credentialed as a certified domestic violence advocate. She uses her time and talents to routinely host events designed to educate, inspire and inform communities about the importance of establishing self worth & tangible self sufficiency.
She has received a number of awards, proclamations & acknowledgments for her efforts as an entrepreneur and advocate. She works with a number of individuals, businesses and organizations locally, while maintaining national relationships, including Mr. Anthony Porter, international lecturer, author and co-founder of the nationally recognized organization, A Call To Men, whose work involves the behaviors of men and domestic violence. She’s a member of the TN Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as well as, VOICES of Memphis and Shelby County, a speaker’s bureau for survivors and abuse agency partners. She is one of 4 women in the community selected for the Praxis International’s Advocacy Learning Center’s 18 month training program which began August, 2013.
As Joyce began to take full ownership of her life, she met a great deal of opposition, confusion and uncertainty. With the encouragement of family and friends, along with a great deal of trial and error, she has managed to establish a sense of self worth and self confidence which has allowed her to pursue dreams she never thought possible. Her past experiences, along with years of formal education, advocacy training and professional occupation as a caseworker, to bring awareness & positive change in an area that is still considered a very taboo subject. It is her desire to ensure that no one ever has to feel the sense of hopelessness that she felt when she needed direction on how to walk into a new life. Walking Into A New Life is her passionate way to restore hope by providing tangible referrals and resources to make the transition from victim to victorious as successful and stress free as possible.