From Sex Worker to Hill Staffer – Roll Call

“Drink a beer, smoke a joint. But lay off the crack, it will rot your teeth.” That was the advice Natasha Guynes remembers receiving from her estranged father while she was high on crack and cocaine. At only 20 years old, Guynes had wanted to get as far away as possible from her family in

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Announcing the HER Street Outreach Team

I have great news and want to share! HER has a new Street Outreach Team that is on foot, on the streets – overnight– connecting with homeless youth in Washington, DC. But it goes so much further than just connecting. We are working to get them into supportive programs (including HER) and housing organizations that

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HER Newsletter: One year of open doors

Read more and subscribe to our newsletter. Wow, it’s amazing how fast time flies! Can you believe that HER Resiliency Center opened its doors one year ago today? In one year we accomplished: 50 peers served 35 weekly workshops hosted 8 peers were supported in applying for and securing stable housing 31 peers were prepped for

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HER Holiday Newsletter 2016

Read more and subscribe to our newsletter. This holiday season give a gift that will impact the lives of vulnerable young women. Each young woman HER Resiliency Center serves has her own personalized plan for success. Our peers have their eyes on being business owners, lawyers, social workers, and joining the military. With your support, the

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HER Thanksgiving Newsletter 2016

Read more and subscribe to our newsletter. As we approach the end of 2016, I wanted to share with you some of the milestones we’ve reached. This year we went from a vision to supporting 30 young women (peers) and two full time staff members. We’ve helped our peers: Transition from foster care Handle court

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Open House in Support of HER Resiliency Center – November 15

Looking to make a difference and have fun? We have just the event! Trim Hair Salon is hosting an open house on November 15th from 6-8 pm, in support of HER Resiliency Center. Tickets to the event get you drinks and food from Bluejacket, raffle tickets for gift prizes from Bumble & Bumble, and live

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HER & HEMPHILL Fall Fundraiser – October 20th

HEMPHILL Fine Arts and HER Resiliency Center (HER) are teaming up for a fall reception to support vulnerable young women in Washington, DC. Please RSVP here. Hemphill Fine Arts 1515 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 Thursday, October 20 at 6 PM – 8 PM Acclaimed artist Julie Wolfe has created original works on paper

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Fall Update: Employment Empowerment Successes

One of my goals for creating HER was to bring young women together in a place where they could begin to know themselves, respect their own opinions and those of their peers, and create a roadmap for their lives. And that is exactly what we are doing! This summer, HER worked with 25 young women

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