In The Community

Design My Story Mother’s Day 2018

Special thanks to Stylist Between Worlds for allowing us another opportunity of partnering with them for their 6th Annual Mother’s Day Purse-a-Thon & Brunch. As well as IWH Women & Children’s Shelter for allowing us to serve these amazing women with a Design My Story experience. These moms were able to enjoy a therapeutic jewelry making experience making their very own wrap bracelet. Afterwards the ladies where presented with a beautiful brunch prepared by Chef X.Rey.

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Design My Story Mother’s Day 2017

Another successful Design My Story event for the mothers of IWH Women & Children’s shelter. We had the blessed opportunity of one again partnering up with Stylists Between Worlds for their 5th Annual Mother’s Day Purse-a-Thon & Brunch. This time we showed the moms how to design their very own pair of earrings and they also had the opportunity to learn about the power of affirmations and to create their own!!! We transformed their space into a pop-up boutique just for them!

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Design My Story Christmas 2016

We are incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to partner with Stylists Between Worlds for their 4th Annual Holiday Makeovers Matter for the mothers of The International Women’s House.

We were able to launch our newest event “Design My Story” with these amazing ladies. The women were blessed to create intentions, affirmations and a bracelet themselves for a relaxing and therapeutic inspirational session.

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Lakeshia Williams advocates with Hosea Feed The Hungry

Hosea Feed the Hungry members delivered a letter Thursday to John Eaves, Commission Chairman for the Fulton County Commission, with a strong message. Find a way to keep the county’s homeless shelters open.

Springdale Place, a homeless shelter for women and children, is slated to close this fall. Jefferson Place, a shelter for men, will see large funding cuts.

Eaves said its due to a shrinking general fund budget and changes to the way federal dollars are allocated.

“It’s not about a budget; it’s about human beings,” argued Elisabeth Omilami, with Hosea Feed the Hungry, at a Thursday morning press conference.

“Women in my place will have nowhere to go,” added Laadenata Allen, who has lived at Springdale with her daughter, 1, and little sister, 13, for nearly a year.

Combined, the cuts will eliminate 300 emergency beds at the two shelters.

Eaves told CBS46 commissioners don’t want to make the cuts and plan on discussing alternatives at next week’s meeting. “Funding is limited, but can we come up with some type of alternative action where, through a partnership with the private community, we can still have service provided to those facilities?”

In the meantime, a county spokesman said they’re working with shelter residents to find new places for them and are not accepting new clients.

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Founder of Project Eleven26, Lakeshia Williams, advocated along side Human Rights Activists Ofemo & Elisabeth Omilami of Hosea Feed The Hungry to find a way to keep Fulton County’s homeless shelters open.