In 2010, Founding Director, Therese Wright, received the vision for Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. after a speaking engagement where she shared her story of abuse and overcoming.
From January of 2011 to present, Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. has held numerous empowerment workshops and seminars impacting women and teen girls, including the well-received “Molding Of Generation Divas” program for teen girls.
Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. also serves the community directly and indirectly, which include food assistance, legal clinics, clothing giveaways for families-in-need; monetary assistance for medical bills, water, electric/gas bills, and other emergency needs.
Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. has developed and facilitated seminars specifically for incarcerated women at the Fayette County Detention Center, Martin Luther King Academy, various churches and groups in Kentucky, and has worked in conjunction with other non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. is unique because this organization offers:
♦ Encouragement to women getting back and walking on the road to freedom
♦ Development of a Life Plan
to get them on the road to freedom
♦ Easy access to Personnel, especially Director
♦ Information availability and assistance for women and their families
♦ A family will never be turned away. If the organization cannot assist, we will make a referral to other agencies
♦ Provide assistance to women in filling out applications for public and private assistance, such as food, clothing, financial aid, job applications, college admissions, GED
♦ Conduct Christian Urban/Real Talk sessions with teen and women
♦ Coordinate educational workshops on sexual exploitation, abuse (physical, psychological, social, financial, spiritual) prostitution, self-esteem, self-respect, job hunting, budgeting/financial counseling, life skills development
♦ Assist women in developing a Plan of Action for themselves and families
♦ Ensure women are afforded the opportunities for counseling, financial assistance, legal assistance from government agencies and other non-profits
♦ Direct women to spiritual, financial, medical, psychological, educational assistance from government agencies and other non-profit organizations
♦ Organize healthy lifestyle workshops and health fairs - importance of getting physicals, pap smears, breast exams, immunizations for children
♦ Keep in regular contact with women via personal visits and correspondence
♦ Establish a working relationship with various government and non-governmental agencies
This program is for pre-teen/teen (females, ages 10-18 years), which aims to mold into respectful young women. The program focuses on education through “real talk” seminars and meetings (group and individual) on prevention of teen pregnancies, suicide, obesity and unhealthy eating habits, higher education and job readiness; and, protection from sexual diseases and abuse (physical, sexual, and psychological).
3) To provide a respectful forum for mothers and youth to ask professionals about everyday issues (social, medical, psychological, educational) that affect or hamper the progress of the adolescent;
4) To train and equip caring adults how to effectively and affectionately mentor their youth through the crises of adolescent years;
5) To provide applicable resources and tools for mothers who participate in the program with their youth and youth to seek help when in crisis.
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