WAHEO (pronounced wa-hey-oh) began as a family mantra created by WAHEO Inc’s founder, and proud Soroptimist, Raquelmarie Clark. The acronym means: We Always Help Each Other. Single-handedly raising two children, and overcoming multiple traumas, Clark would remind them of these hopeful words in times of distress
An advocate for victims of human trafficking survivors receiving the support, and resources needed to get back on their feet, Raquelmarie Clark donates nonprofit grant writing services to the other nonprofit organizations that provide the survivors of trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence with direct services.
Raquelmarie has also recently begun a career path as an assault crisis counselor, and board member of the local women’s empowerment organization: The Tea Party. Graduating with highest honors, and multiple departmental citations for outstanding performance, the UC Davis alumna is set to complete the Non-Profit Communication Master’s program at Johns Hopkins University mid-year.
Raquelmarie channeled her tenacity, and resourcefulness to find community support systems which would help her achieve success despite a variety of adversities. She continuously works in her local communities to assist other women overcome a multitude of hardships, and consult with local agencies to identify gaps in meeting the needs of Solano County’s vulnerable groups, as well as the general Bay Area.