The Gender Responsive

Toolkit

Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women (WeW) is essential. We need to uplift each other and give back in order to keep what we have. True Beginnings brings women together to teach and guide navigation through the rough times.

Research shows that trauma is the bottom line of why women usually become incarcerated. It comes in many forms and can show up at various stages of a woman's life. Abuse from a loved one or someone close to the family is almost always the case. These traumas manifest in self destructive behaviors, landing us in unhealthy places with a damaged soul. Where there is trauma, there has to be healing.

"I will never forget, when I was 12 years old, I was accused of wanting my mothers husband when I expressed that he was becoming too friendly. Her denial of the situation gave him permission to get closer, become more aggressive, and the disrespect for my mother festered in both of us. It wasn't the molesting so much that traumatized me, but my mothers lack of protection."

As women who still struggle with a place in this society, we have to learn how the fundamentals of team work, camaraderie, and what support looks like from others who have been where we have, can not only change our image, but aid in a dynamic comeback.

 

True Beginnings WeW group will help you look at things from a positive perspective and provide tools that will give you self awareness around finding the right job that is good for you. Having patience and understanding what is required of you is essential to moving forward. We talk about utilizing community resources and contract comprehension so you come out ahead and understand your rights.

 

WeW also helps in dealing with in the home stressers such as feeding the family. Feeding a family on a budget is taxing, find True Taste recipes are provided for your enjoyment, they are inexpensive and don't take all day to fix. These recipes are designed to heal your family; health and wellness are just as important as paying the rent.

 

WeW understands what women are looking for and want to be there through the transition into your new found life. We respect you and the needs of your family. 

Employment Tips

Build yourself a support network. Do not be afraid to get out and meet people. You are not the only one. WeW is a great team of women who you can count on for resource information and a shoulder when you need it.

Don't just sign the contract without understanding what your rights are, what is offered or guaranteed. Too many times the fine print can cause added stressers that could have been avoided had we known our rights. Life Skills is not just cooking and cleaning, lets start living our best life by first understanding what that looks like.

Employers do not broadcast that they will hire ex-offenders.  There are policy and procedures in place to wein out the type of employee they do not want to hire.  True Beginnings can help you find the employer right for you but more importantly, we will help you find the employer you want to work for.

Ask us the questions you need the answers to. Google can give you what has been uploaded, but WeW will give you information from research and true life experience to help you make it through when you just can't figure it out on your own.

 

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