All original photography provided by Barbara McLean

Our Mission

Barbara McLean earned her Master of Arts in Social Policy as well as certification in both Life Coaching and Trauma Advocacy.  Ms. McLean completed her thesis 'Domestic Violence Advocates and How they Level the Playing Field' took a fresh look on Intimate Partner Violence and how techniques and definitions concerning recovery and outcomes have changed.  Ms. McLean has years of experience in the treatment of the trauma cased by Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and various forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  

Ms. McLean has experience working in the nonprofit field for more than 15 years in such venerable, high profile organizations as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Trust for Governors Island and The College Board.  She has also planned and orchestrated a variety of fundraising events and since 1999 she has established an impressive reputation as a grant writer.  

In 2011, Ms. McLean founded Little Lady Films, where she created text, still photography, and video content for nonprofits that improve the lives of women and children in New York City.  

On a more personal note, Barbara is a tireless advocate for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.  Her work with organizations that assist in recovery from the trauma associated with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is inspiring other survivors to share their stories.  This link will lead you to RAINN's Survivors Campaign where Ms. McLean was a featured participant.

Currently Barbara McLean has been developing independent grant-funded programs for small nonprofits on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, NY.

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
— Kofi Annan