A Voice for the Voiceless
Survivor, activist, speaker, and author Brooks J. Young has dedicated her life to rebuild, restore, and renew the lives of domestic violence survivors. Behind her bubbly personality and facade of strength is the story of trials, tribulations, prosperity, loss, and humility. Those experiences enabled God to humble her and instill the passion for Christ she possesses today. She has overcome heartache and emotional turmoil, but remains thankful for her experiences as they led her to dedicate her life to helping women transform their lives through the teachings of Jesus.
In August 2011, Brooks became homeless, living between shelters and life on the streets. While homeless, Brooks continued to raise her voice and empower domestic violence survivors through her ministry: Touching Heart, a support program for women and children escaping domestic violence. Brooks hopes to restore faith and build hope in the lives of all women with whom she comes into contact. Whether those women are hurting or struggling to both recover from events in their pasts and/or forgive those who have caused them pain, Brooks strives to help them heal. Showing and instructing women how to walk in their purpose without fear and depend on God in EVERY aspect of their lives is her reason for pressing forward and reaching out.
Since 2005, Brooks has traveled across America giving inspirational and motivational speeches at conferences, churches, shelters, community events, high schools, beauty salons, and women’s retreats – any venue where she is able to use her voice in the stance against domestic violence and homelessness.
For over five years, Brooks has worked to write her memoir, Where God Took My Soul. It was born of a vision and will prove to empower and enlighten women who are walking in the footsteps that often lead to the destruction of lives and families. Her life serves as an example of how God continues to build her in the Spirit and bless her so that she can be a blessing to others.
Brooks is bringing the topics of domestic violence and homelessness to dinner tables, churches, beauty salons, and every place across America with the goal of educating families and communities.
Young has also received numerous awards and honors for her advocacy work, mentoring, and volunteering services.
Brooks J. Young is the founder and executive director of Touching Heart. She is also the author of Where God Took My Soul, a memoir about healing and hope, domestic violence, and homelessness. Brooks became homeless in August 2011, living in shelters, on the streets, and between the homes of friends and relatives. While homeless, she continued her advocacy domestic violence awareness and the rights of those who were homeless. Since 2005, she has been traveling across America giving inspirational and motivational speeches at churches, conferences, colleges, beauty salons, women’s retreats, high schools and community events – any venue where can raise her voice to educate society on the prevalence of domestic violence and homelessness.