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Our Vision: Healing Through Being Heard 

The Never Alone Initiative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that believes in helping surviving military spouses and their family become empowered by providing them with a rich source of community support and encouragement. We help our clients transform their life by connecting them with advocates and mentors who will aid them in their healing process. We want to change the surviving military spouses and family community one conversation at a time. Our vision is help surviving military spouses and their families feel heard, safe, loved and embraced. By discovering new friends, mentors and advocates through the resources we provide, our clients will be reminded that yes, there is someone who cares and no, they are never alone.
“The Never Alone Initiative is a resource for you to never feel alone. There will be a constant and sincere person to check on you, lend a patient ear and help you or your family’s journey to healing. The Never Alone Initiative is dedicated to transforming life after loss.” – Lavandolyn Smith 

Lavandolyn Smith, President

Lavandolyn Smith

Our Work: Transforming Your Life
Whether you are attending one of our seminars, webinars or community support groups, you will be able to discover a place where you can have an honest and uplifting conversation about the challenges you are facing and how you can overcome them to find healing. We are proud to be an organization that provides coaching, advocacy, seminars, and support groups for our clients. Through each of our services, we seek to help our clients with healing, acceptance and strength. Through the power of knowledge, we provide our clients with crucial coping skills they can use to find healing, reduce anxiety and build resilience.


Our Story: Finding the Solution
The Never Alone Initiative was founded by Lavandolyn Smith in 2015. In 2008, Lavandolyn’s husband William B. Smith III passed away at only 23 years old. At a young age, Lavandolyn found herself a military widow. With little emotional and financial support left, she moved back in with her family and soon faced a multitude of financial, health and family-related challenges. After overcoming these obstacles, Lavandolyn realized that there were many more military spouses and families who were experiencing the same loneliness, isolation, and depression. It was time to find a solution to this critical issue and find a way to come together and connect.
And so, the Never Alone Initiative was born. Since 2015, the Never Alone Initiative has provided coaching, mentorship, emotional guidance, and other services to help encourage and uplift surviving military spouses and families across the world. Through honest conversation and community support, clients can feel empowered and supported in their journey of healing as they receive the necessary resources they need to transform their life.
Connect with the Never Alone Initiative today by calling 866-502-5663 today to find out how you can get started as a volunteer or client. Please also subscribe to our mailing list for all the latest news.
Disclaimer: Never Alone Initiative does not diagnose or treat disease, prescribe medication, or perform the functions of clinical occupations. 
Never Alone Initiative is a non-profit organization of compassionate individuals, we are dedicated to providing emotional and moral support, advice, and referral services to help the surviving spouses of military personnel and their families better manage their depression and start to begin returning to living a normal life.  We provide a welcoming and supportive community of survivors so that no one needs to feel alone.
We empower surviving military spouses to manage their depression in a healthy way and rebuild their life for a productive and enriched future.
By providing resources we assist grieving and depressed individuals in finding the strength to face the difficult journey that lies ahead. We are fully committed to providing services that are confidential, not on a time limit, and respectable + personable.
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