The ultimate mission of Building My Table LLC is to provide a broad range of services for individuals and the community to empower them to develop themselves to reach their full potential of becoming the best of themselves that they can be.
Our vision is to see Building My Table, LLC helping break personal and professional barriers in individuals and the community through workshops, groups, and programs. We strive to support people to build their table as an individual, family, and community. We work towards building the community by providing practical training for community agencies (establishing and maintaining boundaries when interacting and providing services to the community, and reducing compassion fatigue). Furthermore, program development, creating and updating policy and procedures, and Quality Assurance. Building Your Table motivational journal will be a training tool to aid in managing self-care. The products that we handcraft will go hand in hand with our mission and values. We are very service-oriented, and our customers' satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We will be mindful of our customer's and staff's well-being– treating each and everyone with dignity and respect.
Dr. Carman L. Wilkins is a native of Washington, DC, mother of 3 children, and author of "Building Your Table" motivational journal and published dissertation "Experiences of Compassion Fatigue in Case Managers Serving Homeless Youth While Maintaining Ethics: A Qualitative Study." Dr. Carman grew up in a single-parent household dealing with many generational obstacles. Her family plays a vital role in the Ward 7 community. Dr. Carman worked and engaged in the community with clients who are experiencing generational cycles, such as relying on governmental assistance, limited housing. Minimum to no employment, parenting, and inadequate education, mental health barriers, lack of financial literacy, and many other societal barriers. Dr. Carman received her Bachelor of Psychology from Johnson C Smith University (2003) then went on to obtain her Master of General Studies in Human Behavior at Capella University (2015). Lastly, Dr. Carman received her Ph.D. in General Studies in Human Behavior at Capella (2020). Dr. Carman worked with many influential agencies in the mental health and housing field as a Case Manager and Housing program manager. Dr. Carman decided to venture out and become more effective in the community by starting Building My table to break the barriers by empowering the residents and providing practical training for community agencies engaging with the residents to build their table of success.