Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach
When women come together incredible things happen
When women come together incredible things happen
We are a nonprofit organization offering support to women, men, young girls and boys who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse. We provide safety planning, advocacy, and connection to resources.
Our vision is to ensure every person in economically challenged communities has the opportunities to be free from violence, reach their full potential and discover their purpose.
Dwantrina Russell founded a non profit organization in 2012 during a time when she was faced with unexpected life changes. During her journey to heal what was broken, she was inspired to start Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach which was named in honor of her mother Gustavia Russell. The organization provides tools for women and young girls to live their best possible lives through leadership, healthy living, social skills and lifestyle.
Dwantrina is a Certified Life Coach, member of Texas Girls Collaborative Project Champions Board, UT Physician - Jensen Clinic Community Advisory Board, Pleasantville Voters League #259 Board, Pleasantville Super Neighborhood Board, Recipient of the d-mars Top 50 Professionals & Entrepreneurs of Texas Award,
Recipient of the Kairos Inter-Global, Incorporated & iChange Nations Urban Strategies & Solutions Award and the owner of Pupa Essential Body Care.
Community Education sessions
*Mental Health, Grief 101 - Hope & Healing
*Domestic & Sexual Abuse
*Learn the facts and recognize signs of unhealthy behaviors and ways to seek support
Community Outreach Programs
*Popup Food and Water Distribution
We'll bring the fun to your next community event!
Exciting hands on STEM activities and Computer Coding Sessions
*Back to School Events
Learning skills in computer development, science activities and Robotics.
Empowering girls to be leaders and influencers in their communities through Technology, Social Skills Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness.
Your generous donation will help fund the core elements of our programming; women's outreach, youth STEM events, mental health workshops, financial counseling, and family support services, and more. Our services target families with basic and critical needs, so you can take pride in knowing your gift is an investment in our local community.
My personal experience of being in an abusive relationship and the effect it had on my physical, emotional and mental ability to remove myself from an unhealthy environment. Through years of healing and rebuilding myself back to a place of an emotionally healthy life, I use my voice to help eliminate violence against women, men and children.
Providing food and PPE supplies to hundreds of families in areas affected by Covid and winter storm Uri.
Fun and exciting day of STEM education with youth K-12, learning critical thinking skills, teamwork, create solutions and engage in self-advocacy.
Houston Food Bank is a proud sponsor of our Community Food Program and we would like to say thank you for your generous donation to help fight hunger and bring healthy food choices to communities in need.
Walmart is a proud sponsor of our women's outreach efforts to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and speak out and tell someone about ways of preventing abuse. We say THANK YOU for your generous donation!
HEB is a proud sponsor of our outreach efforts to bring awareness to our Youth STEM education programs.
THANK YOU for your generous donation!
Kroger is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls STEAM program and
we would like to say THANK YOU for their generous donation to help support our initiatives to become leaders in Technology and Coding.
American Girl is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls STEAM program. We would like to say THANK YOU for their generous donation to make a difference in a young girls life.
ROSS & DD's Discount's is a proud sponsor of our Christmas at the Bridge Event. THANK YOU for your kind donations to help youth purchase clothes and needed items for daily living.
We are proud to celebrate our Young Ladies of Pearls for receiving the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Mini-Grant through NASA's Universe of Learning. We are excited about the funding which will help implement girls learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math. #futureleaders #OURGURLZSTEAM
Gustavia Pearls has partnered with Apple where Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their robot through the obstacles.
Young Ladies of Pearls is proud to partner with Microsoft who will introduce Robotics. Hacking STEM: Building Machines that Emulate Humans. This session will give YLOP hands on experience in Robotics. #futureleaders #girlsandSTEM
Build A Bear is a proud sponsor of Young Ladies of Pearls. THANK YOU for your generous donation a child will get a BEARY big HUG!
At Gustavia Pearls Women’s Outreach, we develop partnerships with community centers, schools, faith-based groups and non-profit organizations that understand the importance of supporting underserved communities through high-quality Awareness, Education and STEM programs.
Most of the women, girls and youth we serve do not have financial resources to participate in community outreach and out of school activities in the areas of Mental Health Awareness, Sexual/Domestic Violence Prevention, Financial Literacy, Social Skills Workshops, Food and Resource Programs, Lifeline Support Sessions and STEM Camps.
Gustavia Pearls Women’s Outreach subsidizes the startup of our programs funding from Sponsorships. Your investment will enable us to provide services without charge to women, girls and youth.
Our goal is to support the community to become self-sufficient and grow stronger mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially.