NAVA's Founder & President
NAVA means Never Abuse Victim Again
In honor of his mother, the late Juanita Allen, a native Baltimorean, Mr. Allen vows to provide safe Affordable permanent housing turning old communities into healthy communities for low income Homeless family and Domestic violence victims/sexual assault victims with affiliated supportive organization nationwide which offer services such as education, psychological counseling, child care, social service programs, credit repair and financial management courses for today’s mother or father who is committed to helping their families to find a safe and healthier environment.
Unlike most television crime shows, The Wire created by David Simon, was a fictional portrayal but neatly introduced Baltimore City to the world throughout an entire season. A city of corruption, unsolved homicide and drug cases, a police department under a federal consent decree, and a city official caught with their hands in the cookie jar, leaving fewer funds for the citizens. My reason for writing this book is to show the world that there are two sides to Baltimore City. One side is a real survivor story, and how he achieved his dreams and goals despite being faced with social stigmatization. As an individual you can still overcome adversity in any city in America. Most of us have been told by some authority or by a standard score that we were not intellectually gifted or smart enough to succeed. No matter the noise and the chatter around you keep your dream alive and keep your determination close to your heart. Baltimore City is just one of many urban cities in the United States with the same problem, only the characters are different.