Welcome to The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc.

Our Beginning

The Gussie Wortham Foundation was founded in 2004 by Kenneth Thompson in honor of his sister, the late Gussie Wortham who was brutally murdered by her estranged husband in 1981. She was the proud and loving mother of three daughters and a son, who was in the process of changing her life for the betterment of she and her children.  The foundation was started to promote awareness, education, and support for individuals affected by domestic violence. In addition, Mr. Thompson recognized the need for positive mentors in the community.


The Gussie Wortham Foundation is committed to educating, enriching, and exposing our future leaders of the community to all facets of the world they live in. We are involved in areas of their lives ranging from community service, life skills, recreational, and educational programs, the arts, and learning about local government. We are an active member of National Mentoring Database and Volunteer Referral Service. 

Our History

The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. is a non-profit family and community-based foundation that thrives on providing the community with all the resources needed to survive domestic abuse including the following:





Safety Planning

Legal Advocacy

Mentor Program for young men and women


We also provide assistance in employment training, finding employment, and learning job skills (resume writing, interview preparation, and proper attire). The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. is a hands-on foundation emphasizing one-on-one service to families in crisis. Our plan is to give each family serviced the attention that a shelter or group therapy cannot provide. We also provide for all parties involved in the cycle of domestic abuse (male, female, children, and pets). Our goal is not only to raise awareness but also funding for domestic violence by various fundraising events throughout the year



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