Nancy Gonzalez-Speaker, Author and Agent of Encouragement is a fierce advocate for victims of domestic violence.
In 2016, Nancy founded Mustard Seed Bags of Courage, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that distributes free bags filled with essential toiletries to help women survive the first few days after leaving an abusive situation. The organization’s name is inspired by the scripture Matthew 17:20: “If you have the faith of a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for you.”
Their mission is to both encourage victims of domestic violence to become survivors, and to help organizations that are involved with women learn the skills necessary to intervene when domestic abuse is suspected.
Nancy has created multiple partnerships within the Tampa Bay Community to benefit survivors.
Nancy speaks professionally on topics related to domestic violence, including telling the riveting and inspiring story of how she found the courage to leave an abusive marriage.
Organizations that are involved with families hire Nancy to run interactive workshops that train their staff to recognize signs of potential domestic abuse and learn how to intervene appropriately.
Nancy has won multiple awards for her work and has recently been featured in a national publication, Woman’s Day magazine.