Angela Williams is a founding member of THE IN-CROWD as well as the Founder of Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA), a charitable organization.
The story of MAMA begins in 2003 when Angela learns of a senseless murder, her nephew Torrey. Through her strength, determination, and a desire to make change, MAMA was born.
Angela has helped hundreds of mothers and their families to recover from the unspeakable tragedy of losing a child and relative to gun violence.
Angela is one of the most loved and respected people in Palm Beach County, Florida. Her work includes helping and healing bereaved mothers and family move forward with their lives. Her work in crime prevention promises to fulfill her dream of eliminating the need for MAMA’s existence.
Mothers Against Murderers Association’s mission is to positively impact the community by providing support for the families of victims, informing the community about the long-term effects of violence, and voicing the need for change to lawmakers.
Since 2003, Angela has lost a total of eighteen nieces and nephews to violence. Her experience in tragedy makes her an understanding and caring support provider to other families that lose a loved one.
When Duty Calls
Angela has spent countless nights out in the community, called by residents and leaders of the community to be with the families of victims. She witnesses first-hand the destruction caused by violence and suffers along with these families each and every time she gets the call to do so.
The family support that Angela provides extends beyond the night that tragedy strikes. Angela negotiates with funeral homes and raises funds so that families of victims can arrange a proper funeral. Afterwards, Angela continues to support mothers by going to court with them when perpetrators are tried for their crimes.
One of the causes of violence that Angela hopes to eliminate is retaliation. When a young person is killed, sometimes that person’s family wants to take justice into their own hands. On many occasions Angela has brought a perpetrator’s family to meet with a victim’s family. By joining the two families together she has been able to prevent retaliation between them.
The fact that many of these tragedies are preventable sparks Angela’s drive to make change. Through numerous programs directed at her community’s young people, Angela teaches that violence is not the answer. By being a positive role model, Angela demonstrates all that can come from doing good deeds.