We offer twelve months of training and mentoring in marketable skills and reliable work habits. Our program is free, accommodates individual learning styles, and teaches skills that permit flexible hours working at home, freeing time for women with dependent families. Our sewing curriculum takes students from simple projects such as aprons and pillows, to complex projects that they design and implement themselves. In addition to the curriculum we help women with a plethora of practical challenges such as transportation, food, finding safe housing, and connecting with needed community services. Our goal is for students to grow in skill and quality of life, become self-supporting, and have stable housing; those who graduate are qualified to set up their own business or to work together as business owners
The mission of TenderLove Community Center is to help homeless, near homeless and low-income women achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families. We seek to break cycles of poverty and homelessness through programs that teach skills to enter or re-enter the job market after traumatic circumstances such as survival of domestic violence, previous incarceration, or homelessness
Our primary focus is to empower homeless and low-income women and their families to become financially self-supporting through job skills and life skills training. We provide a safe shelter and warm lunches in a community in which our clients receive individualized hands-on training. We also offer support programs such as G.E.D. preparation, personal finance, and money management workshops through our partnership efforts with Nusenda Credit Union. We connect with wrap-around services for physical and mental health, legal assistance and recovery housing while creating pathways for their children to thrive.
In the short term, women in our program will: experience safe secure shelter and a community of women working together to improve their lives; receive support and encouragement to help them determine their own worth; tap into their own creative spark and create objects that are tangible proof of their capability.
1518 Girard Blvd NE