Our last showcase was on Friday, October 19th at the Manhattan Family Justice Center. The next day, we were featured at the Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Human Trafficking Awareness in Totowa, New Jersey. Thanks to your purchases, we are pleased to announce that our participants made $367 in sales! 100% of the net profit from these sales will go to the survivors who made your product.
In addition, htE received $133 in donations which will help support our next workshop cyc
January 26th marked the start of our new workshop term. We were met with a room full of old friends and new faces, all eager to get creative and learn new skills. To start off we began making vision boards; allowing participants to brainstorm ideas for future craft projects. The room was filled with a variety of textures, colors, patterns... and excited chatter! With ideas circulating, we began the second week with Sewing 101. Participants were given instruction on the funda
A few weeks before the event, I wasn't even sure I would attend the htE showcase for personal reasons. In the days before the event, I knew I had to be there. Friends would be attending and I really wanted to see them all; volunteers, participants with their kids, and of course Tanya and Andrew. All of the reasons I ended up going are unknown to me, but there is one reason that I'm sure of; a higher power brought me there. I was blessed to see some amazing friends that I know
Creative opportunities increase people’s perceived self-efficacy; the belief in their capabilities to complete tasks and manage situations. This perceived self-efficacy is imperative for the recovery of survivors of domestic abuse, whose confidence was chipped away by the cycle of violence... This was the result from Cody Tarantini's research and experience last semester, as she interned with here there and EVERYwhere in various areas including workshop facilitation, program
It has been awhile since our last blog post and we are excited to share with you new updates from our most recent event and workshop! We are also in the midst of implementing many new changes for 2017, including design updates for our blog, social media channels, and new website. We will also be streamlining all our information to you, so stay tuned! On Wednesday, March 8th, here there and EVERYwhere and our participants’ designs were featured as part of the International Wom
Celebrating the works of our participants on April 23, 2016 On Saturday, April 23, in collaboration with the Mentari Human Trafficking Survivor Empowerment Program, we held our First Annual Spring Gala and Quarterly Showcase to celebrate the work that the survivors have put in over the course of the last few months. This gala was a celebration, to honor the beautiful and strong women who survived in spite of their circumstances, who overcame their hardships, who have found ca
We are pleased to announce that we have finally launched! On Saturday, April 12, 2014 we held our first workshop in partnership with the New York Asian Women’s Center during which we taught survivors how to create leather-bound journals from scratch. As we had hoped, the survivors were very enthusiastic about being able to express themselves through art. Each of one of them was bursting with creativity! The survivors are looking forward to the upcoming workshops and are excit