Our Partners

Tina L. Washington

Tina is a graduate from the School  of Human Ecology at East Carolina University (ECU). During her years at ECU, Tina completed an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Relations with concentrations in Social Work and Health. Tina did not stop there and continued her education and received a Master’s degree in Human Services from Capella University. For a brief moment Tina paused from school to under-go training within her fields of study and then completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. 

Tina L. Washington is a person who believes that everyone has hidden strengths to overcome any and all obstacles life may throw at them. As a counselor she realizes that some have the ability to access their own strengths and others need a little help realizing their strengths. Counseling gives Tina the opportunity to show each person she serves the opportunity to see they have the power to change how they feel. Her number one goal is to help them strategically plan to learn who they are and understand why they may be feeling the way they feel. Tina also strives to teach each client to think positive thoughts and to make healthy choices and decisions for their lives. Tina is a firm believer that if given the chance anyone can commit to self-exploration, self-growth, and an ultimate change that leads to desired positive outcomes in their life and in their relationships with others.

Tina is also a first-generation college graduate and has sparked the fire of education within her family. She knows the struggle of most kids and serves as a guiding light to show others them that they can make it just as she did. 

Dr. Stephanie Hampton Credle

Dr. Credle is the President and founder as well as Executive Director of Transforming Lives and Restoring Hope (TLRH), Inc. TLRH was born out of a desire to provide renewed hope to those who have been adversely impacted by struggles, hardships, challenges, and abuse. The underlying foundation that TLRH operates from is the belief that just as systematic forces have created hopelessness – a systematic approach can restore. 

She was divinely inspired to establish TLRH after a personal transformation of her own. With the inherent belief that what was possible for her would be possible for others. Stephanie has developed a holistic program that is based on proven principles. TRLH is based out of Newport News, Virginia and has outreach programs in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and Hampton, Virginia. TLRH is a nonprofit organization that targets individuals and communities that are socially, economically, and educationally disadvantaged. TLRH is also dedicated to providing personal growth and development to women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Dr. Credle is a licensed minister, who was called to deliver God’s message of restoration and healing to the body of Christ. She is also an author of “Beauty for Ashes: A Divine Exchange; Swimming with Sharks; CR to the 7th Power: A Conflict Resolution Workbook for Churches and Trojan Hearts.

Through the Outreach Programs, she opened an upscale boutique call “Lily’s,  Lily’s is an upscale boutique that provides career clothing and semi-formal wear for citizens re-entering the workforce, or who have been adversely affected by economic conditions. Lily’s works with clients (men and women) to develop a career wardrobe that will take them through the application, interview process, and the first few paychecks. Rather than leaving the boutique with a few separates, clients will receive, free of charge, a complete wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to provide weeks of professional outfits that will improve confidence during the initial hiring process. For more information visit http://tlrh.org