This year, Benicia Hernandez added a nonprofit arm of her business, Project: Life’s Journey, to help even more people with financial and mental health challenges. Currently, the organization has a project to buy masks from local businesses and distribute them to the homeless in Norfolk and Portsmouth to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Benicia is also passionate about reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness in the black community. Too often, African Americans expect people to handle depression or anxiety […]
When the food pantry at the Wesley Community Center struggled to keep up with the demand for operating its food pantry due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Benicia Hernandez and her team at non-profit Project: Life’s Journey took action to stock the shelves with food using physical fitness called the Virtual 5K “Race in Place” fundraiser. Read more about the community efforts by Project: Life’s Journey or watch the news coverage by News 3 – WTKR.
Project: Life’s Journey to Host Virtual 5K “Race in Place” May 16 to Benefit Wesley Community Service Center
(Norfolk, Virginia, April 28, 2020) – To help replenish food pantry shelves at the Wesley Community Service Center in Portsmouth, a new Hampton Roads nonprofit, Project: Life’s Journey, will host a Virtual 5K “Race in Place,” May 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Benicia Hernandez Gill, a local business owner, mental health advocate and runner, launched the nonprofit this spring. She developed the idea for a virtual race as a way for local running and walking enthusiasts to stay active while social […]
Benicia Hernandez wears a number of hats that keep her on the go. The licensed professional counselor, substance abuse treatment practitioner and certified life coach has owned and operated Life’s Journey, a mental health agency in Norfolk, since 2016. She also works one day a week as a counselor for NASA’s employee assistance program, a job she earned through years of experience with the military. Last year, Gill decided to […]