At the time of our interview, 29-year-old Ajaunae is a supervising manager at BJs in northern Virginia. She’s living at a shelter and saving to secure an apartment for herself and her 6-year-old son Justin. She’s optimistic, self-aware and disarmingly witty. She’s also a recovering drug addict and is emerging, with the help of Together We Bake, from a decade of sheer hell. “I’m in […]
What circumstances brought you to where you before you joined Together We Bake? Grayce: My circumstances before Together We Bake became a part of my life were. I was in a neighborhood I had never been before, surrounded by several police officers about to be handcuffed. The officers were there because of a call that came in about a woman being chased by another woman […]
Volunteer nights are back! Join us on Thursday, 10/22, from 6 – 8 pm at the Old Town Community Church. We will be socially distanced as we help TWB get ready for a busy holiday season. Due to the pandemic, space is limited, and we can only accomodate 10 volunteers at a time. Sign up now to secure your spot! If space is full before […]
Volunteer nights are back! Join us on Thursday, 10/8, from 6 – 8 pm at the Old Town Community Church. We will be socially distanced as we help TWB get ready for a busy holiday season. Due to the pandemic, space is limited, and we can only accomodate 10 volunteers at a time. Sign up now to secure your spot! If space is full before […]
Victoria graduated from our Winter 2020 class. She was a calm, grounding presence in the group and always knew how to make her teammates feel better. Victoria is a quick learner and talented artist. We are so proud of how she has grown over the eight week program! Read more about Victoria’s story below. What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined […]
I admit that I have made a few bad choices in my life, and, after spending time in prison, I was accepted into the Friends of Guest House program. With very little work experience, I figured Together We Bake would be a great opportunity to change that. I saw a flyer one day that was explaining a little about TWB and I decided to ask […]
India graduated from our Winter 2020 class an empowered woman. From the start of program, she was a leader, supported her teammates, and exemplified what it means to be professional. India never hesitated to uplift the other women in her class, and we know she will find success wherever she goes! Read more about India’s story below. What circumstances brought you to where you were […]
I learned my worth, I learned to humble myself when the world seems to begin closing in so that I can conquer life’s hurdles; and I learned to bake!
Lisa graduated from our Winter 2020 class as an empowered, resilient woman! She joined the program looking for work experience, but finished the program with much more – a new support system and sisterhood. She found TWB to be a safe space to feel her emotions and learned how to cope with the trauma of her past. She will continue to grow and share her […]
Unfortunately, the Twist Boutique shopping event has been postponed out of an abundance of caution. We will keep you posted as to when it gets rescheduled. Wash your hands, and thank you for understanding!