Meet Fitsum

Meet Fitsum

I am married. I have two children, I am so happy that God has given me these sweet children. Thank you God!  Together We Bake came to my community and I heard about the program and decided to take the class. I have learned so many things about food safety, how to run a business, and customer service. So many things I have learned. I […]

Meet Laura

Meet Laura

I am a mother with three children. I live with physical challenges every day. I fell and broke my back, and I had to have surgery involving a rod, screws and fusions. I currently live at a recovery house in Alexandria. The program manager at my house noticed my passion for the kitchen and cooking, despite my injury. She recommended Together We Bake for me […]

Meet Harriet

Meet Harriet

When my father passed in 2005, I became homeless. I was a homeless person in PG County with no resources. They suggested I go to DC and DC suggested I go to Alexandria.  I stayed in DC from 2005 until I came to Alexandria in 2014. I came to Davis Place and when I got to Alexandria Community Shelter I found other resources in Arlington. […]

Meet Heather

Meet Heather

I am a single mother of two grown children.  I am also an addict and a felon.  But today I am not defined by those words.  I am a survivor. I am working to better myself.  That is one of the reasons I’m in Together We Bake, to better myself.  I heard about the program before I left the jail I was in. My favorite […]

Woman on the Rise – Rebecca

Woman on the Rise – Rebecca

Woman on the Rise: A Tale of Recovery “I still remember him calling my father. I remember his exact words: ‘Come pick up your daughter now. I’m going to kill her.’ I guess he’d finally gotten everything from me he wanted.“ Battered, exploited and deep into a crack addiction, Rebecca had crash-landed at the bottom of a downward spiral of poor decisions and unsteady relationships. […]

Adrienne’s Post

Adrienne’s Post

I am a Together We Bake team member and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to participate in this program. Without the support and dedication of the instructors of Together We Bake, I would not have had the chance to become a member of this wonderful team. When I first came home from prison four months ago I had no specific direction of what I […]

TWB – An Apple a Day … Gives Second Chances

TWB – An Apple a Day … Gives Second Chances

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Meet Patty

Meet Patty

Hello, my name is Patty. I’m a mother of three; I have four grandchildren, and two more grandchildren on the way. This is why it’s so important that I turn my life around because it’s not just me who’s been affected by my choices. It’s time I make the right choices, and be the Mother and Nana I need to be. I’ve been an addict […]

Meet Maria

Meet Maria

Hello, my name is Maria. I moved here from Costa Rica in 2007 with my husband in order to be with his family. The first 3 months were hard. I wasn’t ready to be here; I didn’t know my husband’s family, and I didn’t know English. After 3 years, I separated from my husband and moved out with my daughters. I found out about Together […]

Meet Kim

Meet Kim

Hello, my name is Kim. I have 5 children; 4 of them are grown and my baby girl is in foster care. I want to start over new; I don’t want to go back to using drugs or doing something that would make me sad. I wasn’t able to be a mother to my kids – I had to drop them on someone else because […]