Women Obtaining Resilience, Knowledge, and Strength


Welcome to SHE Works, a transformative program designed to empower women with substance use disorder who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation.

Through our comprehensive curriculum and personalized support, we equip participants with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the workforce and build sustainable careers.

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Empowering women to overcome challenges and bounce back stronger.

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Providing valuable insights and practical skills to navigate the professional world.

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Building inner strength and confidence to pursue and achieve career goals.

At SHE Works, women undergo intensive soft skills training, utilizing Dr. Parese’s renowned “Workin It Out Curriculum.

This 25-hour program focuses on essential skills such as communication, teamwork, and time management, tailored to address the unique challenges faced by survivors. Our goal is to help women adapt to professional environments and thrive in their careers.

Key Features:

  • Tailored Curriculum: Our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of survivors, addressing triggers and fostering resilience in workplace settings.
  • Personalized Support: Participants receive individualized mentorship and guidance to navigate challenges and advance in their careers.
  • Long-Term Success: We focus not only on securing employment but also on ensuring sustainability by providing ongoing support and resources.

Join us at SHE Works and embark on a journey towards empowerment, resilience, and career success.

Together, we can break barriers and build brighter futures for women overcoming substance use disorder and exploitation.


Reaching Opioid Addiction Recovery Sustainably

Empowering Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder

Welcome to ROARS, presented by Divas Who Win Freedom Center, a pioneering “launchpad” initiative dedicated to empowering mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD) who have bravely faced sexual violence and exploitation.

Our comprehensive program offers tailored support to guide these resilient individuals towards healing and independence.

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In Phase 1, our Peer Launchpad program provides a range of peer support services, including in-person and virtual peer coaching, warm hand-offs to trauma therapy, and counseling services.

These services are meticulously designed to offer unwavering support as mothers navigate their healing journey.

Key Features:

  • Warm Hand-Offs to Recovery Residential Programs: Establishing crucial partnerships for seamless transitions into treatment.
  • Warm Hand-Offs to Medical Clinics for Blood Work Screenings: Coordinating essential medical screenings to ensure comprehensive care.
  • Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) Support: Collaborating to address the unique needs of mothers with opioid dependency.
  • General Healthcare Access at Medical Clinics: Ensuring access to primary care, mental health, and preventative screenings.
  • Transportation Services: Providing safe transportation to treatment facilities and medical appointments.
  • Virtual Peer Coaching for Moms in Recovery on MAT Medication: Offering ongoing support and connection through virtual peer coaching.


we’re committed to unlocking hope and empowerment for mothers on their journey towards recovery and reclaiming their lives.


Stipend Opportunities, Achievements, Recovery & Success

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Strength in Recovery,
Success in Sight

Welcome to SHE S.O.A.R.S, a transformative program empowering women overcoming substance use disorder and sexual exploitation trauma.

Our holistic approach provides essential support and unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Develop self-awareness and emotional resilience through trauma-informed therapy and peer support.

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Gain marketable skills and hands-on experience through stipend-based internships and skill-building workshops.

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Connect with a supportive community of survivors to share experiences and provide mutual encouragement.

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Access opportunities for financial stability and independence through stipend-based internships and resource linkage.

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Dr. Parese's Soft
Skills Training

Unlock personal growth and confidence with Dr. Parese’s renowned “Workin It Out” soft skills training.

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Dr. Bandura's
Self-Efficacy Theory

Harness your inner strength and belief in yourself through Dr. Bandura’s theory realized in stipend-based internships and skill-building workshops.

At the core of our program is Dr. Parese’s renowned “Workin It Out” soft skills training. This 25-hour intensive equips participants with tools to navigate recovery challenges and rebuild with confidence. In addition to soft skills, we Leverage Dr. Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, by offering stipend-based internships for hands-on skill development.

Combining evidence-based interventions, peer support, and economic empowerment, SHE S.O.A.R.S creates a nurturing environment for long-term success.

Join us and thrive in a community where every woman has the chance to soar towards a brighter future.

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Empowering Homeless Peers:

3. SHE SHINES Program

Sheltering Her Into New Employment Success

Welcome to SHE SHINES, a specialized program under SHE WORKS, dedicated to empowering homeless individuals, including those who were recently incarcerated, to achieve new employment success, stability, and rehabilitation. While our agency does not currently provide emergency shelter, we are committed to linking participants to existing housing and rehabilitation supports through our dedicated housing specialist.

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Employment Success

Equipping participants with essential job skills and resources to secure and maintain employment.

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Providing access to stable housing solutions to address homelessness and housing instability.

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Linking participants to rehabilitation and treatment services for substance use disorder and mental health support.

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Supportive Services

Offering ongoing case management and support services to help participants navigate barriers and access resources.

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Facilitating reintegration into the community and supporting participants’ journey towards recovery and rehabilitation.


Sheltering Her Into New Employment Success

SHE SHINES focuses on providing comprehensive workforce development services to homeless individuals, including those who were recently incarcerated, particularly women with substance use disorder who have been exploited.

Our goal is to equip participants with the skills, resources, and support needed to secure and maintain employment, ultimately leading to greater stability and independence.

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Key Features:

1.  Employment Readiness Training: Participants engage in intensive employment readiness training, covering essential job skills such as resume writing, interview preparation, and workplace communication.

2.  Job Placement Assistance: Our program offers personalized job placement assistance, connecting participants with employment opportunities that match their skills, interests, and career goals.

3.  Supportive Services: We provide ongoing case management and support services to help participants navigate barriers to employment, address housing instability, and access additional resources as needed.

4.  Rehabilitation and Treatment Linkage: SHE SHINES collaborates with rehabilitation and treatment facilities to link participants to appropriate services for substance use disorder and mental health support.

5.  Affordable Housing Solutions: We assist participants in accessing affordable housing solutions, including transitional housing, supportive housing, and rental assistance programs, to ensure they have a stable living environment as they work towards employment and stability.


SHE SHINES is committed to empowering homeless individuals, including those who were recently incarcerated, to achieve new employment success, stability, and rehabilitation. Through our comprehensive program offerings and dedicated support, we are confident in our ability to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our participants.

Together, let’s shine a light on homelessness and pave the way for brighter futures through employment, stability, and rehabilitation.