Village CoeUr D’Amour
Supporting parents Raising Children With Disabilities:
Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Mental Health, & Physical Disabilities
It takes a village is a well-known African proverb that embraces the concept of the entire community providing a safe, physically, emotionally, and positively reinforced environment for a child to be raised up as a well-rounded productive adult. It may seem to be an old cliché but Village Couer D’Amour, a BAAADU Festival Inc. charitable organization’s mission, recognizes how powerful that cliché is and re-invents it with a clear understanding how important a village is within a community. It’s not just for the proper growth and rearing of children but for the support of parents who need the strength, support, advice, resources, and backbone of a community willing to extend a hand, a heart, and understanding on how difficult it can be to raise a healthy child with the abundances of negative influences and/or surrounding mental diagnosis and physical impairments of the child.
Village Couer D’Amour has a different approach. We know how hard it is to find a place to go and speak with people who are struggling at home. That’s why we decided to create a traveling village. Our goal is to seek out parents who need help and bring them into our community. Websites are informative and provide outstanding resources but once you close your laptop you may still feel alone. Village Couer D’Amour hosts events that bring people together that have a list of commonalities to share with one another through Mann Talk, which is centered on informational conversations with parents followed by meet and great mixers to connect and befriend other parents going through the same stresses. In other words, we walk the talk and bring real support and make connections for parents.
Our Mann Talk events will provide the opportunity to:
Trisha Mann-Grant, Host of MANN Talk
Trisha brings an understanding to the plight of struggling parents. She leads Village Couer D'Amour with special guests and conversations that are inclusive and very familiar.
Village Couer D’ Amour Mann Talk events are hosted by Trisha Mann-Grant, actress, entrepreneur, and author.
This former Miss Black Chicago is a writer, motivational speaker and was a print model in Ebony and Jet magazines for Raveen and Fashion Fair for a span of ten years. She was also seen on billboards, commercials and toured with Luster Hair products. Her theater credits include: The Great Women of Color, in which Drama-logue said, “Trisha’s performance was anger-personified”. The Visit, An Evening of Shakespeare with Charles Dutton, Jeffery’s Plan with Kellita Smith, Howard Hewett’s, Say Amen, Souled Out and she shared the stage with Stephanie Mills, Malik Yoba and the late, Tommy Ford in her first National tour of David E. Talbert’s His Woman His Wife. Trisha created and Hosts MANN TALK. She writes screenplays and released her work of poetry entitled Introducing The PoeTrish. Trisha has hosted L.A. Webfests 2011-2013, Jon Gheri and Franzine Beauty Fashion Shows, Help Me Help You, BAFOL and others. Trisha is the author of AMAZING TESTIMONIES found on Amazon.com.
Welcome to the village
Join Us May 13, 2023, in Woodland Hills, CA for the Mann Talk Community Social Event
Free Event for Parents who are struggling with children with various disabilities. Come and be part of an event that will give you a voice and provide opportunities to become part of the village.