LIFE Camp incorporates best practices in youth violence prevention and intervention and develops teens and young adults into peer leaders.
Through Life Camp Inc., an organization that promotes positive alternatives to violence, mothers get together a least once a year. The organization's founder, Erica Ford, says events like healing dinners helps them move forward with their lives.
"Give them a vehicle to heal. Give them a vehicle to forgive. Give them a vehicle to move on with the things they want to do in their life,” says Ford.
Part of the healing process for these mothers is making sure others never have to suffer the same pain.
"To encourage them, to let them know there is still hope, and we can do a lot when we come together as mothers to stop the violence," says Jennifer Freeman.