We Are Better Together, Warren Daniel Hairston Project was founded by Ruth Rollins in 2017, after the murder of her son, Danny Hairston, and the incarceration of her second son. Although there were services available for homicide victim families (survivors), they weren’t any available to mothers who have lost loved ones to incarceration.
Ruth experienced the grief, shame, stigma of losing a child, and being a parent of children causing disorder in the community. She realized that addressing the trauma of her past is essential to the healing process.
Ruth found her voice and founded The We Are Better Together, Warren Daniel Hairston Project to honor her son's legacy and engage and empower mothers on both sides of gun violence in the peacemaking process. We Are Better Together, aims to bring together families on both sides of homicide and incarceration to foster healing and unity in the community.