Faith in Action Community and Educational Transition (FACET)

About FACET Services, Inc.

We are a non-profit organization, focused on providing specialized resources to assist homeless women, and those at risk for becoming homeless, in the Charlotte community.

Our story

The Founding of FACET:

Juliette Wilson’s love for people and human kind led her to found the Legend’s Luncheon in in March of 2008. This annual Women’s History Month event started as an outreach ministry for women who are transitioning out of the Center of Hope, the Salvation Army’s Women’s Homeless Shelter. The ministry currently supports women who are transitioning out of the YWCA’s Families Together Program and the Harvest Center of Charlotte. Juliette conceived the idea for this ministry after watching a program on 20/20 one Friday night in January of 2007 that featured homelessness in New Jersey. After watching the program, she felt God asking her “so what are you going to do about it”? Shortly thereafter, Juliette called the Center of Hope to find out how she could be of support and learned that their greatest need was for items to assist women transitioning out of the shelter into their own residence. The luncheon was named after Oprah Winfrey’s Legend’s Ball to encourage the transitioning women to believe that even though they have had a setback, they too can become a legend. Luncheon supporters donate new household items and gift cards that are presented to the women who are transitioning during the event. Due to the profound impact of the Legend’s Luncheon and the desire to further the cause, in 2015 Juliette brought together of group of supportive like-minded women and Faith in Action Community and Educational Transition (FACET) Services, Inc. was formed in 2016 to build on the mission of supporting homeless women in their transition toward a life of independence. The focus of FACET has expanded to include mentoring and training to ensure the success of the women we support. In March of 2018, FACET became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Board of Directors

Juliette Wilson, Founder

Juliette Wilson was born in New York; however, she spent the majority of her childhood in Washington, D.C. where she was educated in the D.C. Public Schools system and attended Howard University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree.  After graduation, Juliette started her career as a Process Engineer with Hoechst Celanese in Rock Hill, S.C.  While working, she obtained a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering.  Desiring to expand her experience, Juliette moved to Carrier Corporation to work as a Quality Engineer and eventually transitioned to Wachovia Corporation, currently Wells Fargo Corporation where she has served in numerous roles and is currently a Business Initiatives Consultant.

Rachel Law is retired from her professional career, but continues to pursue projects where she hopes to have a positive impact. She graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering and pursued a career in industry through the position of director of research for a major chemical corporation. Ending this career, she became an adjunct professor and initial director for a university STEM program. During her professional career, she was engaged as a volunteer in various capacities and served on numerous committees and boards. Those have included, among others, The Charlotte Symphony, The Carolina Raptor Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County, the Industrial Advisory Committee for the Department of Chemical Engineering at WVU, the Board of Trustees for York Technical College, and NOBCChE. She is a parent and grandparent and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She hopes to draw on her life experience to assist FACET in achieving their vision and mission.

 

Rachel Law, Member at Large

Elizabeth bateman, Member at Large

 

Elizabeth Bateman was born in Philadelphia, PA.; however, by High School she had permanently moved to Los Angeles California, where she attended Crenshaw High School and Cal State Northridge. In 2010 she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her brother and his family.

Elizabeth has spent 20 plus years in management roles executing marketing and advertisement strategies for retail companies and the food service industry like Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Starbucks before becoming an entrepreneur. Her gift for creativity in fashion and food helped her transition her gifts to the digital media world.

In 2015 Elizabeth began Experience 828, LLC and set out on a journey of helping smaller companies expand their reach.

In 2016 she attended the Carolina School of Broadcasting where she advanced her education and skills for marketing and advertisement in digital media, radio, and television.

Since beginning Experience 828, LLC Elizabeth’s purpose has been to assist others in their purpose via Social Media Management, Photography, Videography and more.

She is excited to bring her skills to FACET Services because she has witnessed what it means to need help and a home, she has a heart of giving and plans to use her skills to get more eyes on FACET Services and to be a part of the extraordinary things they are doing.  

Joyce Palmer, Member at Large

As Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JP Financial Group of Charlotte, Joyce Palmer has dedicated over two decades of her career to Helping Create Financial Legacies for Ladies. She is a staunch advocate for instilling financial confidence in women in a manner that is comfortable and compassionate to their unique needs.

Joyce is an entrepreneur who is well-versed in both financial planning strategies and insurance. Personal life experiences, let her to recognize the difference between genders when it comes to financial decisions. Joyce believes that women have different needs and may be more likely to live alone for significant periods of time as widows or divorcees. Realizing that women want to work with financial professionals who listen and who can personally relate to their goals, concerns, and objective.

A frequent speaker, Joyce enjoys sharing her experiences on such issues as retirement, income strategies and tax-efficient retirement strategies to women throughout the Charlotte vicinity and Mecklenburg County region. She is a board member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chamber of Commerce and the newest board member of FACET Services, Inc., servicing as Treasurer.

Mia Shelly McClain, Secretary

Mia is an artist, Pastor, and king cake lover. She currently serves as the Associate Pastor at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina where she works to create and sustain a vibrant adult small group ministry, Sunday morning classes, and educational conferences, as well as coordinating and facilitating justice initiatives and community partnerships. Originally from New Orleans, Mia went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Art in Musical Theater from Syracuse University, a Masters of Arts in Art and Public Policy from New York University-Tish School School of the Arts, and a Masters of Divinity, with a concentration in Psychology, Religion, and Homiletics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. A licensed Baptist Minister Mia is ordained in the United Church of Christ. Prior to her call to ministry, Mia lived into her arts career fully, performing in theaters across the country, composing and executive producing projects.

The FACET Taskforce

  The FACET Taskforce is comprised of individuals who share a common a desire to create and design programs that deepen our support of homeless women in transition.