Joan's Wish List


families broken by abuse

Mission - Joan's Wish List is a 501(c)(3) foundation providing essential support to domestic violence organizations for survivors to rebuild their lives, build productive relationships and end the generational cycle of violence.

Vision - Joan's Wish List is stopping the generational cycle of violence, one shelter at a time.


​empower those bound by fear

changing livesone family at a time


for a brighter future

Joan Marie Williams

(in the words of her son Michael)


"Mom was the most generous human being I have ever known.  Generous in love, spirit and happiness.  Christmas was such a special time for Mom...it was something special which taught me so much about the true meaning of Christmas. Every year when I was a child, I remember -- in addition to the countless gifts she would buy for family and friends -- we would go to a toy store and Mom would buy literally hundreds of toys for boys and girls of all ages.  She would wrap them up and we would fill her station wagon -- and drive to an orphanage in Mexico to pass the gifts out to the children who had so little.  I still recall the look of happiness and thanks on those children's faces every year.”