Elder Deborah A. Corley
Since my own deliverance...
from a lifestyle of drug addiction and alcoholism over 35 years ago, it has become a natural part of me to support & assist individuals who have the same habits and behaviors.
Believe it or not, some people get stuck in vicious cycles of drug abuse and incarceration simply because they have no direction for their lives. They have no sense of self-worth, no idea of who they are or what they can accomplish. They don't realize they can live a better life; I know because I have experienced these same feelings about myself and my life! My desire is to help individuals understand who they are, believe in themselves beyond their addictions and problems, and realize that they too have a divine purpose in life!
For many years...
Elder Deborah Corley has dedicated herself to public service; and volunteered her time in the Oak Hill Youth Center, Youth Services Administration, D.C., Lorton, Prince Georges County, Charles County & Arlington County jails; the Central Treatment Facility, D.C. Department of Health Women Services Center, Gospel Rescue Mission, Fulton House of Hope, D.C. Halfway Houses and Prince Georges County Transitional Homes.
“God has chosen us before the foundation of the world, and He has predestined us for a purpose.”
Destiny, Power & Purpose, Inc. (DPP) originated from a women’s Ministry called “Women of Destiny” that was established in 2004. It started as a small fellowship designed to provide a means of support to women through one-on-one ministry, mentoring/counseling, sharing personal testimonies, prayer, praise, worship, and most of all, the Word of God.
While ministering inside the Prince Georges County Correctional Center and the Correctional Treatment Facility in DC, we saw that some of the same individuals consistently went in and out of jail. In almost every case, the reason for incarceration was directly or indirectly related to drug usage. Remembering how difficult it was for her to stop her destructive behaviors, Elder Corley realized there is a great need to help individuals break those same cycles in their lives.
To help individuals break the vicious cycle of repeated drug addiction and incarceration off their lives through empowerment.
To minister to the human being as a whole and meet all their needs. To extinguish the desire to return to destructive behaviours and utltimately equip and empower them to understand who they are, their purpose in life, and their destiny.
Recovery and Re-enrty
Thus, DPP is now a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on supporting and assisting individuals through High-Quality Recovery & Re-entry Support Services in the Washington Metropolitan area. We take pride in supporting and assisting "just one" individual in remaining drug/alcohol free and/or from returning to jail.