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Denessa Polk


Denessa is the Founder and CEO of MWC (Mother with Child) Outreach. She oversees the operation of the organization and ensures that the staff and Board of directors have sufficient and up to date information to perform their duties. Denessa is a licensed crisis chaplain, a motivational speaker and a business owner.  She is also a court appointed special advocate for children that are in the CPS system.  She has a passion to help others and her passion and concern for each mother and child was the reason for the concept of MWC Outreach. Denessa is experienced in fundraising, program management, staff management, and developmental expansions.  She also oversees the design, marketing, promotion, and the quality of this program. Denessa designed the organization’s programs to consider the needs of the mothers and children while understanding the frame of mind that each mother and child are in when entering into this program. Therefore, MWC Outreach focuses on things other than a temporary shelter. It focuses on the concept of a home within the community where mothers can start to rebuild their lives.

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Anita Antonio

Director of Training and Volunteer Services

Anita is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomy Technician. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from ECPI College of Technology-Medical Careers Institute with an Associate of Applied Science Health Science.  She oversees all training of our volunteer program which provides Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid, education on resources,  and training on the importance of normalcy.  She understands the emotional rollercoster as it relates to domestic violence being a survivor herself. She is committed to making sure that each mother that comes into the program learns how valuable their voice is. 

Nadia Gentry-Compton

Volunteer Board Member

Nadia is a certified medical coding technician who attended San Antonio College and the University of Phoenix in Health Administration. She is a volunteer that oversees our records as it relates to any health billing issues for our mothers and children at MWC. She reviews procedures regarding any medical records that MWC may have to obtain before mothers or children are enrolled into the program.

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