people are created for connection.
We are not meant to go through emotional distress alone.
OnPurpose has the staff, resources, and support that youth and their families need. Many of us became therapists and social workers after our own experiences with trauma. We know healing is possible because we’ve lived through it ourselves.
Our Board of Directors
Learning From the Past. Creating a Better Future.
So much of the OnPurpose history is tied to the story of our founder, Renae Johnson. Renae was inspired by overcoming the challenges of inequality, domestic violence, sexual assault, and long-term poverty. She is a success story of the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982; the Kiwanis Builder’s Club; NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympic (ACT-SO); and Baptist and Educational Missionary Convention programs. Renae is driven to bring even greater success and opportunity to struggling families.
From 2016 to present, the organization was established to offer mental health and support to individuals with the highest need. Over the last two years, we have perfected our model to better support families disproportionately affected by system racism and long-term poverty.
our core values
Love is what fulfills us, provides us purpose and meaning, and is what makes us pour into the lives of others.
We serve others as Christ would through our gifts and talents.
We strive for excellence in all that we do.
We wisely manage our resources with integrity and responsibility.
We try to understand how our clients might be feeling and do our best to give them the help they deserve.