The Free Indeed Project of Charlotte is a faith-based organization incorporated in North Carolina and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) in 2020.

We are a consistently growing network of influencers who go to great lengths to enhance the lives of disenfranchised and post-incarcerated women regardless of race, ethnicity, color, socio-economic standing, or religious belief.

Our position is that we were all created with purpose, and we strive to work diligently alongside those women who are determined and ready to make impactful changes in themselves to become contributing community leaders.


From top left to bottom right:

Mrs. Erma Mason - has a great love and heart for people. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, is an Elder of the Gospel, and is currently the Director of a child development center in Charlotte. She is married, the mother of two daughters,  and two bonus daughters, the grandmother of eleven, and has eight great grands.


Mrs. Debra Edwards serves her community as a local hospital and Mecklenburg County Detention Center Chaplain, Toys for Tots coordinator, and community developer.  She has a background in Administration, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling, and has a passion for the mission and work of The Free Indeed Project of Charlotte.

Mrs. Cricket Gamble is a Human Services professional, is married with two children, and enjoys reading and couponing.

Ms. Patricia Mazyck is an ordained Minister and retiree from Spectrum media after thirty-five years of service. She has one son and is a graduate of the Partners to the Promise Christian school.

Mrs. Gladys S. Forte is a minister of the gospel, who glorifies God through women's outreach and ministry. She has her PhD from Capella University in Minnesota,  with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Management. She is married with one son and a grandson.

Mrs. Kayleigh Mclean has been a leader in ministry for many years, and she heads the Youth department at her local church. She enjoys developing lesson plans, coordinating events, and directing Youth Sunday Services. She and her husband, are active in marriage ministry and help coordinate meetings, events, and studies. They have two daughters.

Ms. Janet Butts is an ordained Chaplain, author, and public speaker, currently living her best life because she's doing what she loves most - creating opportunities for leadership development of underserved women. Janet is the mother of two daughters and grandmother of one grandson.

Ms. Elysha Butts has always had a heart for helping people from an early age. She sees this as an opportunity to grow and develop under sound leading women as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional cosmetologist, stylist, and esthetician.

We believe all women that embrace who they are,
will develop in their purpose, and ultimately change the world!


Who are our clients?

They are business owners.

They are entrepreneurs.

They are homemakers.

They are writers.

They are artists.

They are executives.

They are organizational developers.

They are mothers.

They are daughters.

They are sisters.

They are ministry leaders.

They are stylists.

Singers, performers, athletes, caregivers, and so much more.


But best of all...

We are all united working toward a common goal of developing ourselves through virtue, value & faith


We Need Your Support Today!



"What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun,

or fester like a sore, and then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat,

or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load,

or does it explode?"

-Langston Hughes