Founder & CEO

Jacqueline Limehouse

Jacqueline, affectionately known as Jackie, has been featured on several radio shows. After working for the city of New York for 22 years, Jacqueline decided that she wanted to fulfill a need to help other women like herself. She has been the recipient of many awards for her outstanding achievements, leadership, and community service. In 2007, Jacqueline became the CEO and founder of My Sisters’ Lighthouse Resource Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which is located at 390 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ 087103.

Jacqueline has been a domestic violence advocate for over 20 years, and is a Certified Domestic Violence and Anger Management Specialist. In 2015, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2017, she received her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and is now working towards a Psy.D. in Psychology. Jacqueline received three accommodations in October 2022. One was from RAS Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; one was from Rev. Louise Scott-Roundtree, Councilwoman at Large; and one was a resolution from Newark’s Municipal Council for the walk to end domestic violence and sexual abuse. The community event that I and the organization have been doing in the city for the past 12 years.

She has spoken at several elementary and high schools, colleges, churches, businesses, and community organizations. This highly educated advocate is a poet, spoken-word artist, and singer who has performed with notable celebrities such as Winton Marcelles and Cheryl Pepsi Riley. I have opened with a spoken word for Savion Glover at the Newark, NJ, 24 Hour of Peace. Jacqueline sang for 8 years in an off-Broadway show singing with the Imania’ Women’s Choir and the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club and enjoyed many more adventures through singing and spoken word.

This organization has led an awareness walk to end domestic violence and sexual abuse for the past 12 years on the steps of City Hall. This year, due to the storm, it has been rescheduled to October 29, 2020. Council President Mildred Crump has been our biggest supporter and sponsor for the past 14 years.

Jacqueline partnered with a 30-year-old veteran school teacher who runs their court-appointed batterer’s intervention for abusers at a separate location. Jacqueline has been running a women’s domestic violence and sexual abuse support group for the past 15 years, partnering with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. MSL women’s support group took a cuisse 7 days & 6 nights. This was their first Love thy self spiritual retreat cruise. This year we will be having our 3rd Annual Book Bag Drive with sponsors NFL Alumni NY/ NJ Chapter late August.

Jacqueline is also a member of the Woman of Color task Force, Essex County CEASE board member and also the Essex County Domestic Violence Sub-Committee. Jacqueline has been a member of the International Association of Women since 2019, speaker along will NFL's First African American Female Coach Collette V. Smith on the 8am Segment for Open-line WBLS, with host Fatiym Muhammad, Bob Slayed along with the Quiet Storm's Lenny Green 2019. We have partnered with WBLS, the top radio station in the nation to help us bring awareness through the airwaves in October during domestic violence awareness month.

Jacqueline is a member of the Toastmasters International Nonprofit Educational Organization, promoting communication, public speaking and leadership and a member of I AM: the Interfaith Action Movement.

Personally, she has survived some of life’s most violent crimes committed against women.

She experienced horrific physical and sexual abuse. Now, she is available to talk about her courageous journey from looking for love in all the wrong places to finding love within herself. She has a message of inspiration, hope, redemption and lessons on how she rebuilt her life. She shares her personal story about being raped at the age of 16, and at the age 18 lost an eye to domestic violence which resulted in fear, and low self-esteem. She has triumphed over these tragedies and she is an experienced Domestic Violence Specialist Trainer and Motivational speaker who has dedicated her life to teaching others who have suffered similarities how to turn their lives from victimization into victory and from tragedy into triumph.

Jacqueline Limehouse is a woman on a mission whose goal is to stop violence against women, men, and children of all ages. She knows that dysfunctional thinking inherent in domestic violence has been an obstruction for human relationship due the degrading plight of silence that has been passed on from generation to generation. It has been too often a silent crisis for families, communities and for our nation.




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