IW4AL was birthed in 2016, a vision started by Cheryl Houston who simply asked a few close friends if they were ready for change.

We are a sisterhood working on Kingdom building. We to have experienced hardships i.e. jail, substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and domestic violence just to name a few. We decided that we wanted to do better and help others in need. We started praying together and strengthening our personal lives according to His Word.

That same year, we hosted our first Adopt a Shelter program in serving the homeless. This grew quickly to not only feedings, but providing resources needed to help such as employment services, housing referrals and health needs to include onsite HIV testing. IW4AL also donate gently used clothing and hygiene products at each program.


IW4AL has other programs based around ending homelessness through rent and utility assistance and outreach that touch homelessness first hand on the streets. I have been experiences hardships near homelessness and if it wasn't for having support and family I could have very well been that person. 

IW4AL is striving towards opening a resource center. This can only be done with your help. 

We encourage you today to give and help us help others end this fight.

Indomitable Women 4 Agape Life (IW4AL) is a non-profit 501c3 founded by Cheryl Houston dedicated to the fight to end homelessness.  IW4AL serves of various committees within the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) and a member of the National Coalition for the Homeless. IW4AL has also established partnerships with other organizations who are also focused on ending homelessness to include: New Hope Housing, Catholic Charities, Resume Writings & Solutions, Women's Collective, UnderHer and Rising Hope United Methodist Church

IW4AL is a philanthropy driven non-profit focused on the betterment of all people.  We do not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin.  Our fundamental purpose is to assist those in need by obtaining the tools of success and defeating the fight against homelessness.  


IW4AL strives to put forth the work in decreasing the statistics.  ​



Michelle Grigsby, CPRP, LGPC

Affiliated Sante Group




Ashley Lane, MPH




Cheryl Houston, CNP, Founder & Executive Director

Kimberly Bryant, CNAP, CNM, Director of Finance

Janell Wade, CLSC, Case Manager

Tanisha Sherrill, Housing Manager

Tracy Colbert, Homeless Advocate


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For more information email: info@iw4al.com

2204 Alice Avenue, #201

Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745