Her Time Is NOW...
Started February 27, 2018
Created by Shamare Holmes1395 Facebook Friends.
Funds will go to
Her Time (Council of Churches Greater Bridgeport)
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Her Time is Necessary…Her Time is Now!
While a considerable amount of resources revolves around re-entry and formerly incarcerated males, little attention is paid to the women most impacted. These women live in an alternate world from most of us. It is the significant others, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters of men who are or have been in jail or prison. These women are the ones who:
- Care for the children of family members in prison.
- Work to hold together and meet the needs of a family that is often broken apart and fragmented.
- Are forced to provide for themselves and the family with limited and often reduced financial resources.
- Often experience social stigma and shame.
- Feel voiceless and powerless, which may lead to mental issues of anxiety and stress.
But women with incarcerated loved ones aren’t the only ones who face these hurdles and challenges. Others include single mothers afraid for their children’s’ futures, mothers who have lost their children to gangs and gun violence, and women who have served time themselves and are trying to get reacquainted with their families and society. Providing the consistency and strength in this alternate world that is needed for their own well-being and that of their children, can be both emotionally and physically draining.
Her Time was founded specifically for these women!
Her Time is the sister program to Hang Time which was founded in 2014 by Charles Grady, to provide men a forum to address the issues they face as they transition from incarceration back to society with the goal to pursue a second chance at life. Both Hang time and Her Time act as hubs for resources such as jobs, career trainings, PTSD support, housing, education, and community service.
Her Time strategically partnered with The Center for Family Justice to cater to women suffering with trauma due to sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Her Time focuses on the empowerment of women. The goal of Her Time is to provide an educational space for women to learn from one another, openly express themselves without fear of retribution or ridicule, and draw support from the unconventional cohort of women. They are served a nutritious hot meal, and child care is provided in a delightful child-centered playroom.
Her Time convenes every FIRST Thursday of the month, 6pm-8pm at The Center for Family Justice’s headquarters on 753 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. Nutritious hot meals are served and child care is provided.
In addition to the basic needs of running Her Time at high capacity, Her Time seeks to expose women (and their children) to healthier lifestyles and engage them in activities outside of their norm. There is also a newly instated initiative to support women in business.
On Friday, March 2, 2018, Her Time will be celebrating its one year anniversary and looks forward to a year full of progression, positivity and prosperity.
Her Time’s 2018 theme is Servicing Our Bodies and Securing the Bag!
Like Her Time’s Facebook page @HerTimeBPT to stay connected. #hertimeisnow
More sponsorships are imperative to keep this wonderful organization viable and operating. I encourage anyone interested in providing support such as meals, services, gift cards, raffle prizes or monetary donations to please contact Her Time’s Program Director, Shamare Holmes at email@example.com.
Her Time One Year Anniversary Celebration
Her Time invites all to celebrate one year of service in the Bridgeport community! BPT Creates (Event Space) $250.00 Finger Foods $75.00 Desserts $60.00 Wine and Beverages $50.00 Entertainment $100.00 Decorations/Paper Goods $50.00 Total=$585.00
Living Free By Choice, Little Stars Living Free recently launched its newest division “Little Stars”. This division is a preemie initiative that allows us to celebrate the stars that pushed their way into this life earlier than predicted. Amanda Campbell is the founder and mother of two children who both entered this world two months early. “I know all too well about the long nights, the worries of your child’s growth, trying to understand the doctor’s reports, the stress that arises, and not being able to take them home right away and visiting them in the ‘baby hotel’ as I like to call it.”
Donations of $5.00 increments, could help provide Little Stars Care Packages to parents who are welcoming premature babies. The packages will include a Welcome letter to let you know you are not alone, a Handmade Crocheted Hat to cover their growing minds, Diapers to snuggle them comfortably, a Bible for spiritual guidance, a Prayer Card to speak words of love, a Living Free by Choice Onesie to cover their hearts with the choice to freely live life to the fullest, and a Glow-in-the-dark Star to help light the way! $500.00
The Ethnic Vegan The Ethnic Vegan allows individuals to lead a healthier lifestyle through flavorful, plant based meals. By catering delicious and nutritious dishes, clients will be able to host a healthy event or create a healthy home for their family. http://theethnicvegan.com/ $465.00 for a class of 10 people x 4 classes (Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall) =$1,860.00
ArtSimplicated Simplicated Sip and Paint is a social paint event led by independent artist, Alicia Cobb. It’s a fun time with great energy. Sip on some wine (if desired) and paint step by step masterpieces to bring home and hang on your walls. It’s a great way to help socialize and decompress. http://www.artsimplicated.com Mommy & Me Paint Night for 26 women and children=$1,040.00
Lake George, New York Family Retreat (3 days, 2 nights for 25 women and children) Coach Bus $1,500.00 Cabins =$750.00 The Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom $42- $52p Miniature Golf - Meals - Projected total=$5,000.00
Her Time Monthly Sessions Food for women and children $75.00 Gift cards $15-$25 Activities $20-$25 $125.00(per session) x12 (months)=$1,500.00
Overall 2018 Goal $10,000.00