My Friend Mayvis Foundation, Inc.

Help from abuse can start with a friend.

Our Story


We are an all-volunteer organization that began in 2013 after our founder, Deb Schueren, assisted a friend and neighbor that reached out for help. Deb discovered gaps in services for women who suffer emotional, financial, and other types of non-physical abuse because these women have often never or rarely been hit or called 911 out of fear. Without the evidence of recorded 911 calls, bruises, or broken bones, they often have no grounds to file a report or substantiate abuse. My Friend Mayvis Foundation offers peer support and resource navigation in order to move each survivor ( and their children) away from the abuse, and towards self-sufficiency and independence. With advocacy, we assist each survivor in finding a voice of her own.

To provide peer support and resource navigation to women and children affected by emotional and financial abuse. We serve women predominately in the Northern Virginia area, but have the ability to support women throughout the United States on a limited basis.

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Contact Information


My Friend Mayvis Foundation, Inc.
My Friend Mayvis Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 50122, Arlington, VA, 22205