Alford Laws, Jr. is the founder and CEO of Advice 4 Life, LLC and WIN Family Services Inc (WIN). Additionally he is a contributor to the growth and emergence of the Family Strengthening Practice Model on a national level. Since it’s inception, Mr. Laws has promoted a holistic human service model that recognizes the importance of faith and faith-based principles in healing families. Mr. Laws has been featured in a Washington Post article, “Faith in Foster Care: An Aspiring Astronaut Finds His Earthly Calling,” and on ABC2 News segment “2 Good 2 be True”, which chronicled a remarkable epiphany that guided his commitment to faith and spirituality in his agency’s family services.
For over twenty (20) years, Mr. Laws provided leadership that establishes WIN as a thriving child placement and mental health service agency. WIN offers treatment foster care and mental health counseling services to youth, adults and families throughout Maryland. WIN currently has offices in Baltimore, Cecil County and Lanham, Maryland, employs over 200 dedicated staff, and serves hundreds each year. WIN’s Family Strengthening Practice Model is a holistic, strength-based model that teaches specific skill sets for resolving issues that hinder healthy relationships. Family Strengthening supports families and help professionals identify skills that emphasize joining strengths, showing understanding, and reflecting the good intentions in all behavior as a more meaningful and non-injurious way of communicating and resolving conflict. Currently Morgan State University and the University of Maryland as an evidence-based practice are researching the model.
Over the last few years, Mr. Laws has been honored by numerous community organizations, universities and churches for his dedication to strengthening families in Maryland. He is a frequent guest speaker on radio programs, universities, child welfare organizations, schools, church groups, community leadership meetings and regularly presents Family Strengthening at national conferences. Mr. Laws forges collaborative partnerships to improve family life in communities. He achieves consistent success in his efforts to build a well-managed community-based, social service organization. It is his life mission to empower at-risk youth, strengthen families and ultimately heal vulnerable communities throughout the world.
Notable Walk recipient from “Set the Captives Free” Church
Executive Administrator to Pastors Linwood & Karen Bethea
Set The Captives Free Outreach Center
Baltimore, Maryland 21244