Our Program

At Strings for Hope, we believe that economic opportunity is key to disrupting cycles of abuse and exploitation.

Strings for Hope is equipping survivors to pave their path towards economic autonomy. Utilizing this holistic approach, we are addressing the root causes and vulnerabilities that have contributed to someone’s experience of substance use disorder, human trafficking, or domestic violence. But, we can’t do this alone. This is why we partner with restoration and recovery centers who are addressing the physical, mental, and emotional needs of survivors, while we focus on work development.

Our Work Development Program meets survivors where they are physically and mentally in their process of healing and recovery.

Here’s how we do it

Artisan Training: Learning the basic skills needed for a job in jewelry making. This learning process is gradual and takes place communally with other survivors. 

Vocational Skills: Individualized guidance for resume writing, financial planning, interview skills, and more.

Mentorship: In order to maintain pathways for survivor autonomy, survivors identify an employment area of interest and are placed with a mentor in their desired field (sales, marketing, etc) who will work with them to refine their skills experientially.

Employment: Whether survivors want to be with Strings for Hope as their long-term employment or as an intermediary job while they are finding their footing, we supply consistent training and support with a dignified wage.