Category Archives: WOTM Monthly Session

The End of a Journey, The Start of New Journeys

The women in the Women on the Move (WOTM) program have come to the end of their one year journey. Throughout the year the women spent time challenging  themselves. Many of the women stepped out of their comfort zone and tried new things. This experience has shaped the way women think about themselves and what their capable of accomplishing.

Here are some testimonials from the WOTM members:

“The most defining moment in this program was the Financial Literacy workshop by Christine (previous WOTM member). It was an awakening to me. I have money, but I do not know how to manage it. She spent a good amount of time with each one of us. I lerned a lot but most importantly, I applied the skills and stuck to it.” Kiden

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“This program has helped me to find myself and understand that I have a great deal to give and in giving, I will find happiness and my true self.” Daniella

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“This program helped me to find my inner strength and see things logically. It also helped me face difficulties and crisis situations. I believe all of us have the ability to solve any problems that come into our lives. Women on the Move gave me the courage to find a solution to overcome my problems.” Ishrat

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The staff at The Redwood would like to thank the women for their commitment to this journey. We know it wasn’t easy but we’re thrilled to see their ongoing passion and dedication to making positive changes within themselves and their community.

Creating Visions for the Future

For the last 9 months the Women on the Move participants have been working on creating their goals for the future. This has been a long and sometimes challenging process as the participants are still coping with a number of life challenges. Regardless, the women have found time to reflect on the things they want to accomplish in the New Year. Many of them are working on addressing past trauma, going back to school and starting new careers.

There is a renewed sense of hope within the group and it’s apparent when looking at the vision boards they’ve created. These vision boards will be unveiled at our upcoming WOTM Graduation in April 2015. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the vision boards.

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