Darnice’s Place, a Women's Re-entry Services Organization, is a start-up nonprofit social services organization created to provide life skills training and emergency assistance for mothers recently released from incarceration and are in recovery from substance abuse.
FOUNDER & CEO
Christine Yates is the driving force behind Darnice’s Place and fills the role of Chief Executive Officer. Christine Yates has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College and Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern University. Ms. Yates has over 13 years of substance abuse counseling. While working as a Certified Addictions Counselor at the Better Way Program, a non-profit, faith based outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility, she provided substance abuse counseling to numerous women and provided treatment plans to assist with reuniting them with their children.
Christine currently volunteers with the Women’s Re-Entry and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment programs at the Correctional Treatment Facility in the District of Columbia. Christine serves as a group facilitator on the topics of Effective Parenting and Relapse Prevention. In addition, she facilitated an Anger Management group at the Fairview Halfway House.
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, Nyack College, Washington, DC summa cum laude, June 2012;
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Southeastern University, Washington, DC, summa cum laude, June 2009.
Correctional Treatment Facility
Fairview Half Way House
Better Way Program
Community Action Group