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The Lady's Choice Center for Women, Inc.


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Domestic Violence? Need Help

 Ms. Helen L. Watson, CEO/Founder  

The Lady's Choice Center for Women, Inc.
11950 Camden Road 
Jacksonville, Florida 32218



The Lady’s Choice Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, was founded in 2003 in Fayetteville North Carolina and is exclusively dedicated to the teaching, building, and empowering strong
women of all ages...... 

The Lady's Choice Center for Women, Inc. 
"Woman by Gender, Lady by Choice"

Welcome to Our Site


Lady's Choice has multiple programs  we offer to prepare every woman of any age for perpetual life success, becoming contributing citizens of society and for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.....

Meet Our Leadership Team


Helen is a vocal advocate for women and a very valuable asset  in the low income areas of the city. Her strengths are in Management, Community Development, Strategic Planning and Resource development. Passionate about healing underserved communities. 

  • CEO/Founder, Executive Director, Lady's Choice Center for Women: This is exclusively dedicated to the educating, empowering, and building strong women of all ages.   2003-present.

  • Ordained as a Minister 2014

  • Published Author 

  • Advocate for Domestic Violence Victims and their Children

  • Founder, Executive Director, Simply Solutions Consulting 2013-present

  • Community Coordinator/Organizer for low income Properties. Fostering positive partnerships/relationships between Duval County community agencies and organizations that will best assist low to income residents and their families.

  • President of CAB (Client Advisory Board) JALA (Jacksonville Legal Aid)

  • Executive Board Member (JALA- Jacksonville Area Legal Aid )

  • 2017-2022


  • Behavioral Mental Health  Agency 2015-2023 serving as a Board Member

  • Behavioral Mental Health HUD Board 2015- present serving as a Board Member

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Ms. Helen L. Watson
CEO/Founder/Executive Director

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Ms. A'Londa Barber
Board Member
CEO/ Founder of LonnieB Creative Designs,

Brandologist, International Best Selling Author,

Radio Show Host, and Community Advocate.
DeSoto, Texas

Ms. Judith Crooke
Board Member
Mental Health Professional
Program Supervisor/Social Worker

 Behavioral Health Services 

Jacksonville, Florida


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Ms. Wendy Rahman,

Board Member
Senior I.T. Technician 

University of North Florida

 International Honor Society Member

 Phi Theta Kappa/

Upsilon Eta

Jacksonville, Florida

Mrs. Tracy Smith

Board Member
Clinical Social Worker

Community Volunteer 
Jacksonville, Florida

Ms. Shandrea Colson

Board Member

Founder Help A Mommy Project for Mothers and Feeding Hands and Hearts for the Homeless.

Community Advocate 

Jacksonville, Florida

Ms. Geraldine Briscoe

Board Member

Philanthropist, CEO, Domestic Violence Advocate,

Federal Correctional Officer

Saluda, SC City Council Member, Community Speaker

Tucson, Arizona 






Mr. Kendell Davis

Board Member

Senior Master Sergeant

U.S. Air Force

Enlisted leader in a joint military organization.

Advises Senior Leaders in his unit. He operates in a diverse and complex operational environment, supporting all aspects of Air Force operations to ensure U.S. dominance in air, space, and cyberspace.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University and Master of Science International  Relations.

A member of Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity Inc. 

and Omega Nu Lamdba.

Fort Bragg, NC











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Mrs. Geraldine Ford- Harden,
Board Advisor
Founder & Executive Director of ALPHA Starz, Inc.
Community Advocate, Executive City Council Assistant,  Northwest Jacksonville CDC Community Engagement

Jacksonville, Florida


Mr. Eddie Hatcher
Board Advisor

Jacksonville, Fl

Mr. Omari Smith
Board Advisor

Atlanta, Ga

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Ms. Paula O. Jackson
Board Advisor

Jacksonville, Fl

Dr. Laverne Dowell
Board Member

Jacksonville, Fl

Mrs. Fatima Smith-
Board Member


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Latrice, Former PV Member

Hi Im Latrice, a former member of the Project Virtue group. This was of the best groups I have ever been in. Everything was about love,positivity and purpose. Im still using things I learned here in everyday life such as etiquette, manners, respecting yourself and others, helping others, etc.

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Faith, Former PV Member

Being apart of ladies choice created a sense of awareness that I have carried with me throughout my life. From learning how to overcome the dangers teens face in the world everyday, all the way to how to create a resume in preparation for an interview.  The information I was able to absorb are things I have educated my own children on and eventually their children. The program created a safe zone for my peers and I to discuss those topics that many feel uncomfortable discussing with most adults. Being affiliated with such an uplifting and positive group is something many could benefit from. Those who feel they have no one in their corner, those who may be heading down the wrong path, or simply one who just needs some type of guidance. I would definitely recommend being apart of something as powerful as Lady's Choice. I am forever grateful for the bonds I created as well as the barriers I’ve been able to tare down because of Lady's


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Carolyn, Former PV Member

My name is Carolyn Adams and I am now a 32 year old woman that was once apart of “ ladies choice “. I was in high school when I joined and it was one of the best decisions I made in life . The founder Helen  provided us with so many opportunities that I never saw my self having such as , an etiquette class, planned parenthood classes( not like the boring generic  ones in high school ). While apart of ladies choice I was also given the opportunity to view the body of Coretta Scott King . I will be honest at that time I didn’t appreciate it lol, but now I’m thankful for that opportunity. I also met some amazing girls whom I now call my sisters . Ladies choice was a weekly get away from all that was going on and a night to let your hair down safely and have fun with other young ladies , but it was also full of learning opportunities and experiences.

Our Board Members and Advisors

Former Project Virtue Leadership Group Members

Need more details? Contact us

We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.

11950 Camden Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32218

Phone: 904-372-3965

Facebook: The Lady's Choice Center for Women, Inc.


YouTube Channel: My Story with Helen Hooper


Purchase Helen's Book Chambers of Survival 
$5.99 on Amazon
My True Story of Domestic Violence

Helen is Available for Speaking
Engagements/ Business Consults

Go to the Link Below to
Schedule a Time to Speak with Her

Ways to Donate
PayPal Account:
Cash App: $LadysChoice1 
Just Hit the Donate Button on Our Webpage 
We Thank You in Advance

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