Talk2MeFoundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women who have been affected by incarceration. Our mission is to break the cycle of generational incarceration and the that children, parents and caregiver of incarcerated loves experience, by supporting those in need. We believe that through education, therapy, and community building, we can help women overcome the challenges they face and achieve their full potential. We offer a variety of services, including support groups, counseling, job training, and mentorship programs. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are passionate about helping women thrive. We believe that every woman deserves the opportunity to succeed and we are committed to making that a reality.Join us in our mission to empower women and break the cycle of generational trauma caused by incarceration. Together, we can make a difference.
"We believe that every woman has the power to define her own future and change the world."
Meet Our Team
Meet Nicole Davis
Founder & C.E.O.
Nicole Davis is, A proud Chicagoan raised on the west side of Chicago. A mother of 2 beautiful young ladies and 2 grandchildren. She is a proud owner of Xquisite Premier located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin community. Davis is the CEO/ Executive director of Talk2mefoundation for kids whose parents are incarcerated. The founder of The Sisters of Support House for formerly incarcerated women, human trafficking, and Domestic violence, just to name a few in Gary Indiana. As someone who was directly impacted by the justice system serving 13 ½ years in federal prison, she knows firsthand how unfair the treatment is for women. She is a sought-after national speaker who advocates for dignity, decriminalization, decarceration and to end harm to women and girls.This is how the Sisters of Support was brought to fruition.
As a passionate community organizer, dedicated to helping secure equality (basic human rights) and second chances for justice impacted people. Supportive of initiatives and legislative policies that advance and transform smart criminal justice reform.
After serving 13.5 years in Federal prison, she has used the power of writing to propel her above those dilemmas, her style of writing challenges her readers to join her in exploring how the self-made rich and powerful live and think in a fast-paced world. She uses her amazing and vast imagination to create her characters and a bit of her knowledge of the street to concoct her fictional characters and alluring stories to allow her readers' minds to drift off into the world in which they are reading. Nicole is the modern-day Renaissance woman some might say. She’s in the midst of wrapping up her memoir “262/168 Life Goes On”
Vice President of #1STV- Stop The Violence.
Member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.
Life After Justice.
G.O.D- Giving Others Dreams.
A New way of life.
Women worth project
Nicole Davis has been featured in the Parle Magazine,
Chicago Sun-Times for her writing and her organization
LPC., APCC., NCC
Dyamon White is an active member on the board of the Talk2MeFoundtion as secretary and Sergeant of Arms. She is also the head clinician for the S.O.S House Program. Dyamon was born in raised on the Westside of Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her Husband and Daughter. Dyamon graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University-Chicago in August 2019. She is now a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. Dyamon currently works as Clinical Case Manager at The People Concern, an organization that services the homeless population in Los Angeles County. Dyamon has had the experience of seeing the effects and impact that incarceration has on families. She understands how trauma plays a big role in behavior and outcomes. Dyamon’s passion and goal is driven by helping others and helping to give a voice to those who sometimes feel they do not have one.
Joseph &Lawanda Parrett
Board Members of the S.O.S. House
Joseph and Lawanda Parrett, A Christian couple, together for more than 20 years, committed to answering the call of Christ in service to others through empowerment, encouragement, and love.
Joseph and Lawanda discovered that their reasonable sacrifice is for people who are hurting, need healing, or suffering from life’s choices or circumstances.
Joseph and Lawanda both are employed in public service. Joseph is a certified automotive technician and ordained pastor and Lawanda a licensed clinical social worker and clinical addiction therapist. and serve in the capacity of associate pastor and community outreach director at their home church.
They are proud to be a part of an amazing ministry at the SOS House as spiritual advisor and on-site programming.
Celia Colon is a happily married mother of four amazing children, and a grandmother. She is living proof that it is never too late to change your narrative. She is a Talk show host & producer of Powered by Pain on The JD3TV.com app which streams on Apple, Amazon and Roku. She is an Emmy Award Nominee, Author, Educator, Inspirational Speaker. She uses her unique life experiences to advocate and support legislative policies that advance smart criminal justice reform. As a passionate community leader, mentor, and organizer. She is reimagining what re-entry with support looks like for women.
Sharon C. Turner was birthed and raised in Chicago. Sharon attended Northern Illinois Univ. and Columbia College of Chicago. Sharon Turner is an activist and community organizer and entrepreneur. Sharon also known as Shai among her friends and colleagues served in the U.S. Army, honorably discharged before arriving in 1987 to Atlanta GA. Sharon currently serves as the Advisory Committee Chair for SKIP ( Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents) GA. Inc and as a Harriet Daughterboard member for Women On the Rise an advocacy/policy nonprofit of formerly incarcerated women. Sharon is also a 2018 graduate national organizing fellow for the Center for Popular Democracy’s FED Up campaign. Sharon enjoys attending live music venues, cooking, and serving members of marginalized communities. One of her gifts is connecting people to resources and information. Sharon Turner is a Game Changer.
Ms. Felisa Brown
Felisa’s career started in 1998 as a Case Manager for the Department of Human Services and then she started her teaching career at Chicago Public Schools in 1999. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th /5th Writing, 6, 7th and 8th grade Diverse learners, and High School and Elementary School Counseling. She did her student teaching for her education degree at Melody Elementary School in Chicago. She began working at Melody Elementary School for 5 years, Marconi Elementary School for 3 years, Spencer Math and Science Academy for 4 years, Austin Polytech H.S for 2 years, Orr Career Academy for I year, George Leland Stem School for 6 years, Leif Ericson for 2 years, and is currently at Kellman Corporate Elementary School as the School Counselor. She grew up on the Westside of Chicago and attended Daniel Webster Elementary School and has lived and worked on the Westside of Chicago her entire teaching career. Her hobbies are traveling, skating, bowling, dancing, spending time with her family, and most of all shopping. She has two children, a 28 year old son and a 18 year old daughter, and a 7 year old grandson that keeps her busy and occupied on a regular basis.