Meet Mia

Meet Mia

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Mia: I’d gotten to a place in my life where I had to change. I was tired of the life I was living, the negative things that were being said about me, letting myself and the people I love down, and just not living up to my potential. I knew I […]

Meet Jannetta

Meet Jannetta

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Jannetta: I was bought to TWB through the Guest House program. I was basically just going through my days bored with no direction. The classes I was taking through the Guest house were not fulfilling my need for improvement and growth. Then I found a flier talking about this program called […]

Meet Shelly

Meet Shelly

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Shelly: I had given up on myself and life and ended up in jail 7 months pregnant and having to give birth to my daughter while being shackled to the hospital bed. I was lucky enough to be granted a jail sentence to The Friends of Guest House program, and there […]

Meet Elice

Meet Elice

Meet Elice! Elice graduated from our Winter 2021 program empowered and motivated. She is a loving, devoted mother and grandmother, and she shared her kindness and compassion with her fellow Team Members each day. Despite her nerves around the test, Elice passed her ServSafe exam. We are so proud of all Elice has accomplished and cannot wait to continue supporting her in the future! Read […]

Meet Kia

Meet Kia

Meet Kia! She graduated from our virtual winter 2021 program empowered and ready to take on life! Kia gained a new perspective on life, enhanced her communication skills, confronted past trauma, and is stronger and more empowered than ever. We are so proud of her for passing her ServSafe exam and receiving her food manager’s license. We are confident Kia will continue to grow and […]

Meet Kanisha

Meet Kanisha

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake?  Kanisha: It all started 4 years ago when I was released from Fairfax Detention Center. I had hoped to go to Guest House but wasn’t able to. Fortunately, they helped connect me to other re-entry services. They told me about TWB, I looked up the website and got excited. Unfortunately, I […]

Meet Joanna

Meet Joanna

Joanna graduated from our Fall 2020 program. At the start of the program, she was shy and hesitant to speak out. Eventually, she warmed up to her team and learned to lean on the other women for support. Joanna is inquisitive, curious, and very smart. We are proud of the confidence she gained and can’t wait to see what she does in the future! Read […]

Meet Chelsee

Meet Chelsee

Chelsee Wright graduated from our Fall 2020 class empowered and motivated. She is currently working towards a degree in hospitality management, with dreams of one day opening her own food truck. We are so proud of her incredible growth and can’t wait to support her in the future! Read more about Chelsee’s story below. What circumstances brought you to where you before you joined Together […]

Meet Grayce

Meet Grayce

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 […]

Meet Victoria

Meet Victoria

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 […]