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DeAngelo's Story

DeAngelo Allen was a 31-year-old man that went missing around September 21, 2022 from the 1000 block of Old Coldwater Rd. in Anniston, Alabama. DeAngelo's family organized searches and worked diligently to bring awareness to their plight to find DeAngelo and bring him home safely. With the help of organizations such as The Black and Missing Foundation and Aniah's Heart, DeAngelo's case gained media attention and garnered public support. Even though evidence pointed to a negative outcome, DeAngelo's family continued to search in vain for him for 8 months. On May 25, 2023, Keither Snider and her son, Gavin Snider were arrested and charged with the murder of DeAngelo. The Sniders are currently in jail, awaiting trial. DeAngelo's remains have not been recovered.

 

DeAngelo was a father to four children. He was very close to his siblings, and they loved each other dearly. He was a son that never missed the opportunity to tell his mother that he loved her. He was a creative spirit that enjoyed music. He was fiercely protective of those he loved, and many have been devastated by his absence. It is the hope of DeAngelo's family that no other family has to deal with the devastation of having a loved one to go missing and never return. 

OUR MISSION

Creating safe, stable, and nurturing environments for all children to reduce the impact

of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and assist families with their healing journey.

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What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences are potentially traumatic events that occur between 0-17 years of age. About 64% of adults reported they experienced at least one type of (ACE) before age 18.

The CDC has identified six strategies for preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and reducing their lifelong impact on survivors:

  • Strengthen economic supports to families

  • Promote social norms that protect against violence and adversity

  • Ensure a strong start for children

  • Teach skills

  • Connect youth to caring adults and activities

  • Intervene to lessen immediate and long-term harms

Creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can prevent ACEs and help all children reach their full potential.

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