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The Carrie Mae Williams Center

Disrupting Adversity One Family at a Time


Our Story

Behind the Scenes

Here at The Carrie Mae Williams Center, we’re committed to fostering Resilience in at-risk youth and raising the Emotional Intelligence of low-income minorities who have experienced childhood trauma. Listen to our story, and support our cause.


About ACE's

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) is defined as any traumatic experience occurring before the age of 18 that falls in one or all of the three categories listed below:


  • Physical

  • Emotional 

  • Sexual


  • Physical

  •  Emotional 

Dysfunctional Home:  

  • Mental Illness

  • Incarceration

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Substance Abuse

  • Divorce

Why is this important?

Although ACE's does not discriminate against, race, gender, sexual orientation, or class, underprivileged people within these categories have less access to resources that help to reverse the side effects of these types of trauma. At the Carrie Mae Williams Center, we take a multi-prong approach to tackling these issues: 1) Take an ACE's Screening 2) Get Your Resilience Score 3) Assess Your Emotional Intelligence 4) Seek Counseling and/or Life Coaching.



The Carrie Mae Williams Center is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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Community Education

At The Carrie Mae Williams Center, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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ACE's Screenings

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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If you can understand the alchemy of growing plants, you can understand the journey of self rehabilitation. Just as flowers bloom from seeds that spring forth from the darkness of the soil, cleansing of the rains, healing of the sun, & the breath of fresh air, so too does our purpose once we heal our subconscious wounds.

Dr. Shauntazia Shorter


Upcoming Events

  • Royal H.E.I.R.S Sunday Brunch
    Mon, Mar 17
    Granite City Food & Brewery
    Mar 17, 2025, 11:30 AM
    Granite City Food & Brewery, 1864 W McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN 37067, USA
    Match your teen girl with a mentor today!
  • Rites of Spring Youth Expo
    Fri, Apr 25
    McGruder Family Resource Center
    Apr 25, 2025, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    McGruder Family Resource Center, Nashville, TN
    Promoting Entrepreneurship in African American Youth

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