Born and raised in New York, graduated with High School Diploma and Nurses Aide Certificate. Then hired by State of New York Sagamore Children Facility.
Relocated to Florida in 1989 worked in Nursing Home. Gained further employment at Department of Children & Family State Of Florida 1993
In 1995 was hired at State of Florida Department of Corrections retiring a Sergeant 2009 due to a horrific car accident.
Certified Minister thru Shower's of Blessing Harvest Center Inc. Gainesville Fl.
Currently Founder Of Ivory's Place Inc nonprofit (501C3) organization in Gainesville Fl operating since November 2012 to present
Ivory’s Place Inc. is Nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, founded in 2012 by Min Janie Crawford . The organization is named after my daughter, Ivory which is special needs and a Blessing to my life.
One day I began to look outside of my needs and saw, so many people in the world that had special needs and struggles worse than mine (hunger, illness, homelessness etc.). I realized my real purpose in life is to serve in spite of myself.
Ivory’s Place founded on these words.
35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.
"Blessed To Be A Blessing"
Never think of your contribution as small.