We believe that women who’ve been exploited through the commercial sex industry should be empowered to gain freedom through personal and economic independence. So Freedom developed a café + bakery + catering social enterprise to offer survivors comprehensive workforce + life skills training within a safe environment that understands the complex trauma they have endured and supports their continual journey of restoration. Our holistic workforce development program includes paid employment along with supportive services like: resource (case) management; job coaching; time management; conflict resolution; giving + receiving feedback; trauma counseling; savings incentives; educational tutors; financial literacy and job searching. By addressing this link between impact services, community, and employment, survivors are able to build a life of independence. Our goal is to prepare survivors for personal and economic stability, train them for jobs in the community and link them directly with employers.
Interested in being a mentor to a participant in our Workforce Development Program? Learn more here!
“This program saves me. Every time I feel as though I can’t get through something I come to Freedom and they show me how to walk through it. Freedom shows me I don’t have to use [drugs] to deal with life problems. I LOVE Freedom a la Cart!”
– program participant