Barbara Tabb grew up in New Orleans, La where she was introduced into the foster care system at the tender age of two. She is no stranger to a life of abuse and rejection if it didn’t happen to her, it happened to the one next to her. She lived in several group homes and foster homes, bouncing from pillar to post there was never any real stability.

Barbara believes that God has always had his hand on her life. Because she has past experiences of drowning near death in a house fire which is the reason the state took her from her parents. In Barbara’s teenage life, she has been carjacked and kidnapped, and even molested, but God didn’t let the enemy destroy her. Barbara accepted Christ at the age of 17 in her living room in front of a group of her friends, she felt the tugging of God’s presence in her heart and couldn’t refuse. Since then, Barbara has made many mistakes and faced many trials and tribulations as a Christian, but her faith in God completing the work in her has never failed. She knew no matter what God will never forsake her and no matter how hard life got for her she will be able to do all things through Christ who will give her continual strength.

Out of all her seven siblings, she is the only one to graduate from high school, gain an associate degree, and is now pursuing her bachelor’s in social work. She is a tax preparer, CDL driver and experienced life coach showing that when you’re determined you can accomplish great things in life. Barbara’s motto is “Your beginning doesn’t have to declare your ending, and you can change your story at any time and however many times you need to. Barbara says If one dares to dream and believe then one can achieve great things in this life. She refuses to let Statistics dictate her future even though the numbers are true and it reveals that more than 23,000 children age out of the U.S. foster care system every year and that when some foster kids reach the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless. Only 1 out of every year. After some foster kids who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24 and studies have found that just 3-4% of former foster youth obtain a four-year college degree. Between 2 and 6% receive a two-year degree.

Barbara is pursuing her master’s after her bachelor’s so she can break statistics. She believes in changing her story and that God’s word has the final say. His plan for her is to prosper her and give her hope and the expected outcome He desires for her. She now knows that all of God’s thoughts towards her are good and not evil because of her relationship with Him.