Mission Statement

The Reverence Project is a vision-based organizing institute that is working to shift the social philosophical construct of the present world culture rooted in violence, shame, guilt, and fear into a more balanced world view rooted in reverence, healing, forgiveness, compassion, and truth.

We provide innovative community based service to victims and survivors of crime in Watts and surrounding areas by introducing transformative healing practices, leadership, service, advocacy, and compassion.

The Reverence Project is based in the unincorporated city of Watts, CA.

“I understand violence as a public health issue but because many of the perpetrators and victims are black and brown, and we live in a society built on implicit bias and systemic racism, their cries have fallen on deaf ears.” -Aqeela Sherrills, Executive Director