One of the things that we’ve constantly noticed is that victims of violence are always advised to leave. But, what we’ve learned is that telling an individual to leave is not enough. We must equip clients with the proper tools and resources to not only help them to leave, but also, to become self-sufficient. We are excited about the way we are working to educate the community, promote awareness and promote self employment and/or job training skills to become gainfully employed with a company/organization. We made our formal announcement of this form of curriculum during our Men’s Advocacy Brunch, and we’re excited about our partnership with the Family Safety Center which allows us an even more centralized facility for meetings, training and presentations for micro-enterprise. Examples of micro enterprise ventures include Elaine’s Sweets n Savories, and Joyce Parkinson, WIANL’s executive director creative customized gift baskets and handmade cards of inspiration. To learn more, visit the ‘About Us’ tab and click on the links for education and micro enterprise.