Life Beyond the Streets Inc.’s
Hello, my name is Khaleeqa Sadiika. I was born and raised on the eastside of Columbus, Ohio. I graduated from Wilmington High School in 2000 and studied at Wilmington College for three years majoring in Criminal Justice and Computer Science. After which, I began a seven-year battle with homelessness, prostitution, addiction, and untreated mental health issues. I also became a victim of human trafficking. I was influenced to escape and change my life through an unexpected pregnancy and was able to overcome my problems and issues by receiving effective assistance and services that helped me transform my life into a positive direction.
Compassion for the women still out there suffering from these treatable problems and issues is the reason why, as part of my recovery, I decided to give back to the community and create an outlet for those who struggle with the same issues I once struggled with. Today, I am the C.E.O. and Founder of Life Beyond the Streets Inc., a peer recovery coaching service provider for women who are suffering with addiction, prostitution, untreated mental health issues, and women who have become victims of human trafficking. I am a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, a licensed STNA, Program Director, and Property Manager for LBTS’s Araminta Recovery House for homeless women in recovery.
To reduce homelessness and self-destructive behaviors. To reduce the prevalence of untreated mental illnesses and substance abuse cases in our community. To provide sexual healthcare options and education for women. To provide stability through safe and sober living housing, eliminating the barriers of safe and stable housing for women in early recovery, and empowering women plagued by the bondage of these issues. Our goal is to help women recover, restore, and reach their full potential in life.
LBTS previously operated the only Drop-in Center for women in the Greater Linden Community and recently opened a second Drop-In Center on East Main St. Through our Mobil support ministry, we provide “Hygiene love bags” to increase access to sexual education and health options for women who are still involved in prostitution. We also provide sack lunches to help women keep up with balanced nutrition. Life Beyond the Streets Inc. serves as a peer coordinator that links and refers clients to proper professional resources, such as detox centers, rehab facilities, and sober living housing. Life Beyond the Streets Inc. serves as an aid and refuge in restoring women plagued by the bondage of addiction, prostitution, untreated mental health issues, homelessness, and human trafficking.
Bruce Edward White
As a graduate of Tennessee State University with a degrees in music and in physical therapy, I have been working in South Florida since 2010 as a staff therapist in a long-term care facility. I currently live in Homestead Florida with my daughter Courtney who is a college student. I also worked in a pediatric clinic and most recently Home Health. Unfortunately I have been dealing with chronic ulcers as a result of osteomyelitis due to a pedicure I received in 2015. I underwent 5 surgeries during 2017 and have been unable to work for a year-and-a-half.
Currently I spend a large percentage of my day working on my music compositions and my piano playing, as well as being on a consistent exercise program. The past year-and-a-half has been an experience in which basically a $30 pedicure turned into $400,000 dollars in hospital stays, medical appointments, and loss of salary.
I released my first CD entitled “Seeds Promise” in 2011 and currently my goal is to release another CD this year which will be called “Salt of the Ocean”. The musical genre will be piano and I am also working on a piano and vocals only project with my cousin Kenny White. The emphasis of some of my music centers around three areas of life that involve health, resources, and relationships. This triangle of Life needs the influence of God sitting at the top of it to keep it in balance. For example, you could be a billionaire and not be sustained with good health. You could have all the money in the world, be healthy and strong, yet have all the important relationships in your life be in despair. It is sad to see people with so many areas of their lives running well but fall short on relationship care; failing to strengthen their relationships with family and children.
Prayer and worship are effective in making one address the problems that confronts our health and spiritual and emotional balance. One’s prayer on the inability to get along in crucial relationships, the lack of success in those relationships and providing the type of resources you need to live with some level of comfort is a divine resource.