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Mission Statement

Who we are

The Silent Task Force’s Main Function is to Engage, Educate, and Provide Resources/Services to Our community.

Our Goal is to Heal the Impact and Effects of the Systematic Violence that Occurs Historically and Currently in the Lives of Our Black Families and Communities.

Our Objective is to provide culturally specific education, trainings, and workshops to the community meeting them where they are.

We provide resources and services while providing a safe, holistic space in the process.

Our history

2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

2009

2009

  • Developed a culturally specific PowerPoint training with 6 modules for women, children/teens, Family and community problems and solutions
  • Developed a brochure to provide the pul and to ensure they received information regarding teen violence
  • Collaborated with local churches and pastors to educate church congregations
  • Created purple ribbon with cowry shell center as a symbol of solidarity in the lives of African American women-Seattle Urban Academy (For atrisk youth): Workshop/Training-healthy
    relationships, self-esteem, safe sex, STD/HIV.
  • Contacted Sheryl Tyson, Ph.D. (UW), Author of Black Pearls Curriculum-Culturally Specific African American Guide to Healthy Relationships
2009

2010

2010

  • Building Foundation of The Silent Task Force Strategic Planning Sexual Coercion, Sexual Assault & DV Education to the YWCA Women Re-Entry Program & Homeless Initiative
  • Youth Source- Girl Talk Training on DV, Healthy Relationships & Sexual Coercion
  • FAVOR DV Training/Workshop for Staff
  • DV/5A Consultation to women/teens in violent situations
  • Facilitated DV Groups at Creston Point w/ FAVOR called, “Journey of Women’ weekly
  • 30hr Perpetrator Groups for Men w/ Additional Health Counseling weekly.
2010

2011

2011

  • Provided DV/HIV Training to Triple Play
  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P girls group (age 14-20) at South Lake Alternative High School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self- Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
  • Trained Tiny Tots Daycare Teachers/Staff on the signs of DV and Abuse in Families/Children, Safety Planning for Parents, Children, Teachers/Staff, and Daycare Facility
  • Facilitated Perpetrator Groups for Men w/ addition Health Counseling
  • Hosted/Facilitated Women’s DV Support Groups weekly at Life Enrichment Bookstore
2011

2012

2012

  • Received Ending Structural Racism Grant w/ Community Partners – Hosted/Facilitated Women’s DV Support Groups weekly at Life Enrichment Bookstore
  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P girls group at South Lake Alternative School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
2012

2013

2013

  • Received Ending Structural Racism Grant w/ Community Partners – The Black Empowerment Group – Hosted
    2 Teen Summits for Black and Brown Teens, “Push, Pull Restore and Shake Up the World”
  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P girls group at South Lake Alternative School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STO’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
2013

2014

2014

  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P girls group at South Lake Alternative School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s):DY,SA STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
2014

2015

2015

  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P girls group at South Lake Alternative School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s):DY,SA STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice;
  • City of Seattle JOV & Family Violence Roundtable
  • Personal Development Training: SCESA (Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault – ETN Capacity Circle Seminar (Maimi, FL; 2015)
2015

2016

2016

  • Facilitated Y.W.O.P girls group/The B.0.M.B (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown-Blackness) at South Lake Alternative School weekly
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice; The B.O.M.B (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown- Blackness) Hygiene, Health & Wellness Mini Teen Summit
  • Personal Development Training: SCESA (sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault – ETN Capacity Circle Seminar (San Diego, CA; 2016)
2016

2017

2017

  • Facilitated Y.W.0.P Girls group/The 8.0.M38 (The Beauty-Boss Of My Brown-Blackness) at South Lake Alternative School weekly;
  • SYVPI (Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative): RO.Y.AL- Raising Our Youth As Leaders Program; Virtues Staff & Mentor Trainings;
  • OMG Job Readiness Program;
  • Working with High-Risk Youth & Families in the Juvenile Criminal Justice System; Seattle Parks & Rec. Virtues Staff Training
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
2017

2018

2018

  • Facilitated SYVPI (Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative): THS (Therapeutic Health Services)/R.0.Y.A.L – Raising Our. Youth As Leaders Program & The B.O.M.8 (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown- Blackness);
  • Virtues Staff & Mentor Trainings; OMG Job Readiness Program; Working with High- Risk Youth & Families in the Juvenile Criminal Justice System;
  • Seattle Parks & Rec Virtues Staff Training
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV. Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice;
  • Washington D.C. 5-day Train the Trainer Credible Messengers; Seattle 5-day Train the Trainer Credible Messengers
2018

2019

2019

  • Facilitated & Coordinated OMG Job Readiness & Life Skills Program – Partnership with Southwest Youth & Family Services
  • Shaffia Monroe Doula Midwife Training (5-day Training Portland, OR)
  • Sista Healer Consortium: Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community (2 Oct
    Events Domestic Violence Awareness Month) – Partnership with Sista Rock the Arts (SRTA)
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
2019

2020

2020

  • Facilitated Bryn Mawr SEL Leadership Classes for 4th Graders; The B.O.M.B (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown-Blackness) for 5th Grade Girls
  • Facilitated & Coordinated OMG Job Readiness & Life Skills Program
  • Garden Co-Coordinator for Campbell Hill Grio Garden
  • Partnered with CCER & Renton Innovation Zone
  • Food Is Nutrition Traveling Food Pantry – Partnered with RIZP & Dare to Be Programs
  • Created & Facilitated New Programs: SK.C.RT- South King County Rising Together Program – Partnered with Constreyndo Juntas; Monarchs & Butterflies Program
  • Black Brilliance Research Project – Partnership with KCEN
  • Community Building & Strategizing with Seattle Peace & Safety Initiative
  • Holistic Healing Coalition: Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community (2 Remote Oct Events Domestic Violence Awareness Month) – Partnership with Sista Rock the Arts (SRTA)
  • Launching S.K.CRT Family Engagement ELL Program at Bryn Mawr (Nov 2020 through 2021)
  • Relaunching: The B.0.M.B (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown-Blackness) Youth & Family Engagement For King County residents
  • Workshops/Training(s): DV, SA, STD’S/HIV Self Efficacy, Virtues, Kwanzaa, Conflict Resolution, and Restorative Justice
2020

2021

2021

  • Progressive Skyway Tiny House Village
  • Facilitated Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Virtues Awakening Staff Training
  • Black Brilliance Research Project Executive Summary
  • Facilitate BBR Participatory Budgeting Training
  • Facilitate The B.0.M.8 (The Beauty-Boss OF My Brown-Blackness)
  • Food is Medicine Partnership w/ Urban Food Pact System – Traveling Food Pantry
  • Workshops & Trainings: IACT Ancestral Trauma Healing Circle Training, Inclusive Data Grant Slayer Academy, South King County Rising Together (S.K.CRT) Training & Instruction in First Aid & CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Facilitated & Coordinated OMG Job Readiness & Life Skills Program
2021

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​The Silent Task force/Black Brilliance Research Project

Executive Summary 2021

“To be clear we most definitely serve our community but we also serve anyone in need.”
~ The Silent Task Force

  • Increase access to multidisciplinary healthcare
  • Address systemic food scarcity and the lack of nutritious foods available in under-resourced neighborhoods by funding farmer markets, family/woman/BIPOC-owned restaurants and local grocery stores, especially in food deserts
  • Supply disaster response kits
  • Increase minimal wage to livable wage
  • Fund entrepreneurial training
  • Provide scholarships
  • Build quality sustainable affordable housing (not housing projects) in historic BIPOC neighborhoods in King County
  • Cultivate an adequate supply of transitional housing in King County
  • Streamline the process to obtain various housing support (section 8, transitional etc.)
  • Include community space in intergenerational community housing (rec rooms, yards, etc.)
  • Implement non-violent crisis response teams
  • Police should not be leads on non-violent calls, esp. re: mental health issues
  • Develop youth employment opportunities
  • Build supplemental community resources to support families

Meet Our Team

TSTF is an artistic team of healers, tech geeks, case managers, organizers, advocates, strategists and so so much more. Many on this team reflect the black community historically and currently, we are very thoughtful about the research we have conducted and been a part of. Our focus of research is the Indigenous African American Community countywide young, elder and middle of the road. Our team has personally felt the pangs of over policing, economic disenfranchisement, domestic abuse, systemic oppression and more. TSTF’s goal is to amplify the black community’s voice through a custom made and approved survey, focus groups, interviews, service and delivery of desperately needed supplies and resources. To be clear we definitely serve our community but we also serve anyone in need.

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