Refugee (noun) - A person who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence with a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group (source). For nearly 20 million people around the world, this is their reality.
We have created a program that tells the story of three women who have overcome intense tragedy and challenges, displaced from their homes and unable to return. They are here now, in our country, in our city, and we have the opportunity to walk alongside them and help equip them to thrive in their new home.
Each of our artisans are paid an above-fair wage and earn a consistent monthly income, which allows them to provide for their families, send their children to school and/or attend school themselves, and save money for any future ventures.
Our program provides a place for our artisans to practice and improve their English capabilities, equipping them with the language skills necessary to thrive in their new communities.
The ultimate goal of our program is to equip each artisan with the skills to thrive long after they leave. All of our artisans have access to mentors and leaders in the community to help guide them, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Life Skills Workshops
Several times a year, we host workshops on the reservation to teach our artisans practical life skills to enrich their lives and those of their families and communities.