The Asha Project

About Us

Asha Family Services, Inc. believes in the existence and provision of culturally specific methods to better address the elimination of gender-based violence and the sexual exploitation of women and children in African American communities. Our belief is that in order to adequately address family and intimate partner violence and promote healthy living, we must address the truths of historical and daily life trauma experiences of the community. Further, we believe that we must simultaneously confront intersecting socioeconomic and other factors that contribute to or aggravate violence and abuse between intimates, in homes and in the community. 
Antonia Drew Vann
CEO and Founder

Antonia's job is to write the agency grants, programs and works with women and men in prisons in WI  

Betty Brown Drake 
Betty manages the office flow, and customer intakes and scheduling.

Learn more about founder, Antonia Drew Vann

A dream team to make things happen.

It takes a team of dedicated personnel and volunteers to make sure our agency is reaching out to as many individuals and families possible. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
Shawn Muhammad
​Co-Executive Director
Shawn manages the day-to-day operations, Men's Services and works with men in Prisons

Janet Robinson
​Case Manager