Eventually, Alecia moved to California with her three children. Though her family was devastated after finding out about the long term severe sexual and emotional abuse, Alecia knew she could use her knowledge and skillset to bring light back into their lives. In 2017, Alecia Draper purchased Moondwood Coffee Co. with her business partner, Bernadette Ellis. Through Moonwood Coffee Co., they are dedicated to training survivors the vocational skills needed to move forward and live independently in a secure and comfortable environment which they need to heal.
Alecia is using her years of expertise in the baking industry, as well as her knowledge as the primary caretaker (and legal conservator) for a child molestation and sexual assault survivor, to make Moonwood Coffee Co. kitchen a safe haven for those who are on the lifelong journey of healing.