Non-Profit Maya Organization has been a volunteer run 501(3) non-profit organization since 2009. We just opened as a staffed agency in September, but we are working hard and have a passion for helping women in need, especially those effected trauma. Our Executive Directors background as a counselor is in adoption. For the past four years she has have been conducting an ongoing longitudinal study about the emotional impact adoption has on birth mothers, adult adoptees and adoptive parents. Maya Organization is especially sensitive to vulnerable women who had their rights to their children relinquished voluntarily or involuntarily. Since becoming a staffed organization, Maya Organization has been holding a number of fundraisers to continue providing emotional support to offenders/ex-offenders through counseling and providing clothing and other resources. The counseling work is based on a holisitic model, and focusing on the trauma that led women to repeatedly make poor decisions is something that most women we have worked with have never had the opportunity to do.