About The Founder

Tenaj Moody M.S.;LBS

Victim Advocate /Educator/ Speaker

After surviving an abusive relationship at the age of 16, Tenaj is a firm believer that you can use your struggles as your motivators to help the world become a better place to live. She was born in Virginia, raised in Northeast Philadelphia and is a Licensed Behavior Specialist with a Masters in Criminal Justice. Tenaj has used her lived experiences and has seven years of experience working in education, criminal justice and victim advocacy to futher Light to Life’s mission to educate, empower and engage communites to prevent and end domestic violence with one mission and one voice. 

Now, at 27 years old, she is the founder and CEO of Light to Life, LLC, a domestic violence awareness program that she established in 2012, during her sophomore year at Wesley College. Light to Life offers prevention workshops to raise awareness about domestic violence and how to build a healthy relationships. She empowers young adults and teens through awareness, education, and discovery- of -self from abuse through her own survivior story. Tenaj has used her experiences as a catalyst to drive her passion to help others who have experienced domestic violence. 

In her previous work, Tenaj was a Victim Advocate at North Central Victim Services working with victims of crime and specialized services for domestic violence survivors. She has 6 years of experience working with survivors of abuse, over 5 years of experience working with males and females with mental and behavioral issues and 2 years of experience working in prisons and jails. Tenaj has worked in residential facilities with at-risk youth, mental health facilities, non-profits, Special Education schools, high schools, and colleges. 

She has dedicated her career to human services and victim advocacy which influenced her to become the founder of “Light to Life.”

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