A successful team beats with one heart. LINCS is fortunate to have qualified professionals to guide and educate each client through what seems to be an impossible transition. Our staff is aware that recovery does not happen overnight -- but recovery can happen.
Wanda Taylor
Ms. Taylor is the founder of Ladies In Need Can Survive, Inc. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Associate Degree in Social Work, Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling and Certified Heartsaver CPR AED. She has 20-plus years of experience working with families and children. Ms. Taylor is an award-winning community activist, domestic violence advocate and author. She is best known for bringing dreams and visions to life and reuniting families back together again.
Vice President
Charlie Caswell
Mr. Caswell is the senior pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church in the Frayser community. He is a family man and community activist with a heart for social justice for all people. He is a radio personality, executive director of Rangeline Community Development Corp., a multiple award-winner, and author.
Wiley Henry
Mr. Henry is an award-winning journalist, editor, professional artist, and noted photographer. His artwork has been marketed locally and nationally, and many of them hang in prominent places. He has written for several publications, including editing and ghost-writing. He has been cited numerous times for community service and earned the Volunteer of the Year award in 2000, recognition in the book “Notable Black Memphians” in 2008, a Memphis Living Legends award in 2009, Honorable Mention at the 15th Annual Stone Awards in 2010, and a Living Legacy award in 2017. Mr. Henry is a 1980 graduate of the Memphis College of Art. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Advertising Design.
Kimberly Lawston
Ms. Lawston has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Associate degree in Child Development. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families. Ms. Lawston is a great asset to LINCS since our doors first opened.
about us
Ladies In Need Can Survive, Inc.
LINCS is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 transitional home for women who are battling homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence. Women admitted to the program can stay up to one year. Amenities include daily meals, clothing, transportation, basic necessities, and wraparound services.