Striving Towards Achieving Compassion, Intervention and Education.

Stacie on her 16th Birthday

In the aftermath of violent crime, the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation began.

On January 29, 1999, Stacie Lynn Reed was brutally murdered in her Manassas, Virginia home. After stalking her for weeks, an acquaintance of Stacie's entered the home with plans to kill the entire family. In an unsuccessful attempt to rape Stacie, he stabbed her to death.

Kristie in January 1999
Kristie, January 31, 1999
Kristie in 2010
Kristie, December 2012
The attacker then waited in the home for more than two hours for Stacie's younger sister Kristie to arrive home. After finding the offender in her home and her sister dead in her bedroom, Kristie was forced to the basement where she was raped, bound with her own shoelaces, strangled, wrists cut, stabbed, and her throat severely slashed. She was left for dead. He went upstairs, called a cab, made himself a glass of iced tea, sat on the sofa, smoked a cigarette and waited, not having carried out his entire plan to kill all four family members. Read more...

From Tragedy Comes Triumph!
Lorraine Whoberry
Lorraine Whoberry
In finding forgiveness for the offender, Heal My Wounds Leave My Scars was founded in 2009. Heal My Wounds Ministry goes behind the razor wire and iron doors to offer a message of HOPE to offenders. The message is a personal testimony trauma overpowered by grief, transformed by the journey of forgiveness of the offender who murdered her daughter Stacie and brutally attacked her younger sister Kristie. Accountability and forgiveness are two main topics of discussion.

Our HOPE is that by sharing our story, the chains of bondage are broken and the captives set free.

Wings of Hope Crisis & Resource Center

A community link where victims of violence can connect to resources to meet their individualized needs and the culture of violence is replaced with healthy family relationships.

Through the establishment of strong partnerships with local, state, national and international agencies, law enforcement, schools, churches and families the Wings of Hope Crisis & Resource Center will generate proactive dialogue, education and action to reduce violence within the communities. Our Resource Center also offers personal assistance to everyone by assisting them with short and long term needs and to be the missing link for all members of the community.

Our long term goal is to replicate this model in urban neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati. While our primary focus at The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation is to reduce violence, this capacity building undertaking has a much larger vision: Communities where all stakeholders work together to create positive social and economic change. We believe when this larger vision is accomplished, violence will ultimately be reduced.