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This time last year, I felt like I was locked away in a basement with no hope.
Inside this issue:
Summer’s over…the cooler temperatures of fall and the new school year is upon us. Many women, who have lived in fear of abuse through the summer months, will be arriving at Interval House this month. Through the rest of this year they will come, looking for hope and the tools to start a new life.
Where can you eat great food, make new friends and reconnect with old ones, kick a soccer ball, toss a Frisbee, swing a badminton racket, compete at hula hoops AND win an Olympic medal?
At Interval House’s Summer Picnic, that’s where!
Did you know…
During a two-week BESS workshop, a woman starting a new life will:
After completing the BESS program, she will work with our Job Developer to:
“This time last year, I felt like I was locked away in a basement with no hope.”
These words, spoken by the 2012 BESS Valedictorian, have a powerful way of echoing through the hearts of every participant of BESS (Building Economic Self-Sufficiency). In her valedictory speech on June 15, Sheila George* was telling her own story, but it’s also a story that resonated with the hundreds of women whose lives have been changed by involvement with Interval House’s flagship program.