Board of Directors



Jeny is the Executive Director of Hazael Haven.

Jenny: Founder and Executive Director

Jenny Delacruz serves as the Executive Director of Hazael Haven, Inc. Jenny is a licensed professional counselor for the state of Pennsylvania. She has served in the social services field for eight years as a senior social worker, child and family therapist, and clinician.

Jenny has received the Ronald E. McNair Scholars, Burrell Scholars, and All College Honor Awards for her research and academic excellence. Jenny is passionate about serving women and children experiencing domestic violence and founded Hazael Haven in 2011 with the help of five other women. Jenny is married and resides in Philadelphia. Jenny can be contacted at:

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Halimah Jones BS. ED. has been an educator and teacher in early childhood education for 32 years, receiving her degree at Temple University. She started out teaching in private schools throughout Philadelphia. In 2000, she made a career change and became an administrator for various daycares in the Philadelphia area. Halimah’s quest for women and children have shown in most ventures in her life. She was a project manager for the West Philadelphia Momobile, a service that provides support to pregnant women, allowing them to receive prenatal care and resources, as well as their children.

In addition to this role, Halimah was also a board member for Alpha Pregnancy, a Christian organization that serves pregnant woman and children. Alpha Pregnancy encourages pregnant women to keep their babies and provides support to pregnant women until delivery.

In 2003, Halimah became certified as a biblical counselor thru Christian Stronghold Church. With her experience and education, Halimah will be a perfect fit for Hazael Haven. She is a member of Covenant Community Church, and in her free time likes to read, garden, cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Halimah and her husband, John, have been married for 27 years and have a blended family of five adult children. You can contact her at:


12105995_134480880242890_4979127983581096417_nCicely M. Brooks is a REALTOR® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Newtown. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Jacksonville State University. Her professional experience includes administration at a fortune 500 company, non-profit, sales, and personnel administration for the Department of the Army at Fort Dix, NJ.

Cicely’s interests are in event planning, gardening, public policy, and advocacy for women and children. She is active in her church where she served as a junior high youth ministry leader.  Her leisure time is spent volunteering at the Salvation Army and spending time with her husband and son.

Cicely will be joining our Board to assist in Special Event planning and Fundraising. You can contact her at: