Carmen Miller

Carmen Miller’s easy-going, friendly personality instantly makes you want to sit down and chat more. Yet behind the warm smile of the mother of three daughters is a story of resilience, courage, and healing through life’s trials.

Carmen grew up in Compton, California during the height of gang violence during the late 1980s. Drive-by shootings, “carjackings” and murders were a regular occurrence during that time. Alongside the well-known crack epidemic that was infesting many urban communities across the country, Carmen also recalled people in the neighborhood smoking and becoming addicted to PCP. For a generation raised during this era of gang warfare, trauma was a daily occurrence.

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