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 […]
Cynthia graduated from our Fall 2019 class as a newly empowered woman! She is a survivor, she is resilient, and she is ready to determine what her future holds. Her passion for yoga and mindfulness translated to every aspect of the program. Cynthia’s positivity and peaceful energy inspired the other women in her class. Read more about Cynthia’s story below! What circumstances brought you to […]
They showed me that it’s ok to be authentically me. I never thought I would share my story with so many people. During orientation I shared how I felt discouraged about speaking my truth, Mash’Allah I’ve gained so many useful tools to look within myself and find the courage and vulnerability it takes to do so.
I went from feeling defeated to having hope. I went from being homeless to finding a home. I discovered an inner peace that helps me control my thoughts and actions. I now know how to cope with my innermost fears in a healthy way, and I have the courage to overcome any challenge I face.
Before I started the TWB program, Ms. Shanelle Gayden said, “This program is for you.” She asked me to apply to TWB and interview with Stephanie, then come back and tell her what I think. I was skeptical at first, but I quickly discovered that this program was the perfect fit for me. When I started at TWB in September, I expected to be baking, […]
This program taught me that it is ok to express how I’m feeling. It reminded me that I am not alone in my experience and that other people go through similar things. It’s taught me that I’m allowed to make mistakes – that’s a part of life. I will continue to learn and grow as I go.