Israeio La’eida Holloway is the Founder/CEO of Hope and Divine Purpose Transitional Living Home, Inc. At the age of 22, Israeio became a victim of Domestic Violence. She had experienced firsthand the effects of verbal, physical and psychological abuse. She had lost her identity. Her self-esteem so broken she sunk into major depression. Yet, due to a praying mother that spoke change into her situation, she was determined to get her life back. Once she found the courage to release herself from her abuser she vowed to never allow herself to become a victim again. It was then she decided it was time to be effective and use her traumatic experience as a testimony to uplift and revive other women. Israeio progressed through her pain and now has over 15 years’ experience in the social services, education and mental health field combined.
She has obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Ashworth College. She is listed on the Illinois State Board Of Education with a Para-Educator Assistant Teacher License with an Endorsement in Special Education. She is listed as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional(QIDP) on the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Bureau of Quality Management Database. She also has an ECE (Early Childhood Education) Credential Level I from The Illinois Department Of Human Services Bureau Of Child Care And Development.
In 2015, GOD had revealed her purpose and his vision for her to be a blessing to others that had lost Hope. She formed Hope and Divine Purpose Transitional Living Home, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that advocates for young women ages 16-32 who are survivors of Human Trafficking/Exploitation and Homelessness. Since being incorporated, in 2017 she became a Board Member of The Southland Human Services Leadership Council. An organizational member of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, The Will County Children's Advocacy Center: Will End Exploitation Coalition (WEEC). Israeio Holloway is the author of Body Safety For Children: No Secrets a multi-cultural interactive discussion book for parents on how to appropriately educate their children on body safety/body boundaries for child sexual abuse prevention. In 2019 she created a sister company called Growth Mindset Consulting, LLC a consulting company to educate, share resources and provide business services to current/aspiring entrepreneurs to assist in personal and professional growth. To further combat homelessness and in the dedication of her journey to alleviate poverty she created an Infant to Toddler Basic Needs Food Pantry called HopeFULL. Her food pantry reaches close to 15-25 low-income individuals/families a week. The food pantry is authorized to operate by the Will County Health Department-Environmental Services Division.
Israeio Holloway has been featured in The Chicago Defender, Purposely Awakened, BlkGirlDaily & The Herald News-Joliet newspaper to raise awareness on Human Trafficking/Exploitation and Homelessness. Israeio Holloway was a 2018 She Rocks It. Woman You Should Know Award honoree. Hope and Divine Purpose Transitional Living Home, Inc. mission is to raise awareness about predators who solicit individuals who display risk factors including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, or lack of a social safety net(dysfunctional familial living arrangements/homeless, or no family support system). These risk factors enable a predator to control and disconnect the victim from anyone that is beneficial to their well-being.
Israeio Holloway intends to open her 1st residential home in 2020 and is currently accepting donations. All donations are tax-deductible.