About the Founder – Nicole Marchman is a foster care alumnus. She is a survivor of sexual and physical abuse, as well as domestic violence. Most of Nicole’s life was spent dealing with various traumas. She endured the pain and anger from the hands of her biological parents, the rejection and betrayal from foster families that were supposed to provide her a safe haven, and then finally survived the hurt and isolation brought on by an abusive husband. She became an expert at navigating and surviving the cycle of abuse. She is the definition of resilient. Nicole was determined to better her life and ensure that her past did not predict her future. She found her voice and her message. Her story is inspirational and she is dedicated to sharing her testimony with others across the globe. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from USF and her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Florida State. As a Social Worker, Nicole traveled to children’s homes in the Czech Republic and Trinidad & Tobago to study their foster care system and compare it to the United States Child Welfare System. Additionally, Nicole became a statewide, national and international advocate for foster children and lobbied for various changes within the foster care system in Washington, D.C. Nicole specifically advocated for kinship care and better services for youth aging out of foster care. Nicole believes in paying it forward. She has proven this by furthering her passion for changing the lives of foster children, by becoming a foster parent, being a voice for victims of domestic violence and childhood abuse and their families by establishing None Lost Movement Ministry.
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