Joyebell is Joye B. Moore's family nickname, as shared in her personal memoir Hopefully Beautiful. In her book Joye shared her real-life story of being a teenage runaway, driven onto the streets by a home filled with physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Joye hopes that Hopefully Beautiful will serve as a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the ability to overcome obstacles and emerge triumphant despite what things look like or how they feel. Joye donates to charities that provide support services for youth that have experienced similar traumas as Joyebell and will donate 10% of each copy of Hopefully Beautiful sold to 'Joyebells Charities'.
Our Focus Areas
Mental Health Wellness
"About 50% of individuals with server psychiatric disorders (3.5 million people) are receiving no treatment... Mental Illness Policy Org"
As a child who grew up with an untreated mentally-ill mother, I understand the importance of support services for families and making resources available and treatment accessible. I am an advocate that medication works and removing the stigma in communities around receiving mental health supports.
"Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made I the United States involving more than 6.3 million children... National Child Abuse Hotline"
I know firsthand what it’s like to want to be invisible and pray to God to send someone to help me. The importance of organizations that can provide the help and resources that help families stay strong are important threads in our community's fabric. If you are in need of Mental Health Wellness and Child Abuse assistance, Joye B. Moore has created list of resources for you. View our list of resources.
"1.6 - 2.8 Million youth between the ages of 10 - 17 runaway each year in the United States. 75% are female... National Runaway Safeline"
I lived homeless on the streets of South Dallas for three and a half years. I would have benefited greatly from an organization that catered to homeless teens and provided a safe place to figure it out with integrated services. Joyebells Charities is actively looking for an organization with this vision.
If you or someone you know needs assistance, JOYEBELLS has created list of resources for you. View our list of resources.
Expanded Learning/Out-of-School Time Programing
"By the time they reach 6th grade, middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty... ExpandEDSchools"
An after-school program saved my academic life. It provided me a safe place to be until dark while homeless, provided me a meal and Ms. Tina, one of the staff workers, checked with me EVERYDAY to make sure that I studied and completed my homework, helping me to stay current academically in school and enabling me to stay on course to graduate on time with a 3.79 GPA while being homeless. After-school programming matters and makes a difference.