Leadership of our organization have been providing trainings in de-escalation and mentorships for 30 years. Many of our team members have been working with Dr. Eddie Woods and Mr. Norman Martin since childhood and now continue to mentor young individuals as well.
Dr. Eddie Woods and his wife Annette Woods began the Life Hope Center in 1991, bringing awareness to the risk reduction model and the importance of positive youth development. They have helped countless young people and adults alike using the risk reduction model in Louisville Kentucky and it has worked for many for decades. Dr. Woods now coaches his team to follow the model and continues to innovate in order to reach youth troubled by gun violence all over the country.
The mission of No More Red Dots (NMRD) continues to help end gun violence in Louisville and whatever communities we are in. We are a group of trained intervention professionals that recruit those youth who favor and/or are impacted by gun violence to be involved in our mentorship group and other programs.
The goal is to change the attitude and behaviors of our participants by teaching then the value of peace and human life. Our programs are creating a viable way to maintain positive behaviors and keep first and moderate offenders from becoming a recidivist and falling deeper into negative life-styles.
Dr. Eddie Woods, CEO
Dr. Woods strives everyday to provide for his team and the organization as a whole, all the while helping his mentees and those who need help.
You can follow him on Twitter.
Norman Martin, Director of Community Engagement
Mr. Norman is Mentor and communicator with many of our partners. On a bi-weekly basis he provides our Portland site with food from Kentucky Harvest food drive.
Darin Woods, Director of Intervention Services
Darin is also supervisor for our Portland site. He works with youth on music production and often provides music for our videos and media.
Kimberly Foree, Outreach Supervisor
Kim is the head of our outreach team and in charge of data entry. She is also working on the Peace Through Fashion program for youth interested in fashion design.
Doree Woods-Brown, Programs Director, Creative Director, Copywriter
Doree directs the Peace Through the Arts program and handles our website and database. She also creates visuals for the structure of our programs and writes grants for the organization.
Mark Brown, Programs Director, Creative Director
Mark directs our Peace Through the Arts program and designs program structure for the organization. He also plans many of our events and creates our video and social media content.