Harlem Anti-Violence Group Finally Gets Place to Call Home
August 1, 2011 9:54am | By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
Jean Corbett-Covington and Jackie Rowe-Adams, who have each lost children to gun violence, started Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. to help grieving parents in 2006. SInce then, they've never had a formal place to call home. (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)
HARLEM — There was no sign announcing the new storefront headquarters of anti-violence group Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.. Even its chairs had yet to be unpacked. But that didn't stop a woman looking for help from dropping in.
"She said someone told her to come here for help," said Jean Corbett-Covington, co-founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. (Stop Another Violent End).
Since starting the group to help grieving parents in 2006, Corbett-Covington and Jackie Rowe-Adams — who have each lost children to gun violence — have never had a formal place to call home.
"We were just going from place to place," said Rowe-Adams. "Harlem Hospital opened its doors to us, different churches. We met at any place that would host us."
Those days are over.
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