Who We Are

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and protect.

More than 700 people volunteer for us each year and make a difference in the lives of survivors. Find out how to become our partner.

Our support groups and outreach programs in Desoto recently got the attention of local media. Click Here to watch News Segment!.

The Healing Branch is a faith based 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that reaches out to the community to educate and bring awareness about Child Sexual Abuse as well as many other types of Abuse such as Physical Child Abuse, Sexual Trauma and Severe Emotional Wounding. We are committed to assisting families with abuse dynamics with their greatest to smallest needs. We are helping to save the next generation of children by helping survivors to heal! Thank you for standing with us as we speak out and break the silence of Child Sexual Abuse!

“We are so excited to be a part of helping to promote the advancement of woman and minorities through education and equipping them to better protect themselves and their children. We are strongly against Domestic Violence and are working together with Fellow Advocates to provide additional education and resources to combat this growing epidemic.”

If you observe a child sexual abuse incident, dial 9-1-1 immediately. If you suspect child sexual abuse (but have not observed anything like catching the perpetrator in the act, receiving an outcry from/by the victim or suspicious bruises, etc.), you should report your suspicions to Child Protective Services (CPS) at 1-800-252-5400. DPD’s Child Abuse Squad will follow-up on these reports.


2008 – Cherlyn’s own personal experience with CSA gave her the courage to become a Child Victims Advocate!
2009 – Cherlyn’s passion and drive led her to found her first 501c3 non-profit organization
Mother’s Against Pedophiles, Inc. (M.A.P.)
2012 – M.A.P. re-branded to The Healing Branch!
2013 – 1st Annual awareness event / “The Healing Walk 5K”.
2014 – THB gains the momentum and support it needs to move forward and bring much needed healing and support to the community!


Cherlyn F. Martin

Founder and Child Advocate

Roy Williams, Jr.

Director of Training and Family Violence Prevention. Roy began his career in Law Enforcement in 1990, experiences in Dallas County include Sheriff’s Office Detention,

Court Bailiff, Peace Officer Trainer, Fugitive Investigator and Constable.

Diane S. Davis

Director of Public Relations. Mother, Philanthropist, Activist and Advocate whose passion and focus is to be the voice for those who have been silenced by circumstance. Diane is the founder of BegliAngeli Foundation.

Dr. Myron Jones

Counseling Director holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He holds Licensure as a Professional and Chemical Dependency Counselor, he is also the founder of New Outlook Counseling and Wellness Center.

Devin M. Jones

Our Executive Assistant Devin is highly motivated and passionate about our cause. She is detail-minded, hardworking and a dedicated education professional with exceptional organization skills.

Corey Foreman

Director of Crimes Against Children

20 yr veteran with the Dallas Police Dept. He now serves as Detective in the Child Abuse Unit.