Eden - Ushering in a Lifestyle of Wellness for Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Eden, the name of our economic empowerment program (EEP) for survivors of sexual trauma/trafficking around hand-crafted home, bath & body products made from the highest quality of herbs and other natural ingredients.
Eden is not just about training survivors how to make hand-crafted herbal products but to create a safe place for them to heal. Teaching survivors a skill is what most EEPs are about. However, at R1:99, learning the skill is secondary with our primary focus on helping them build their healthy community, build resiliency, understand workplace relationships, and thrive in their new life.
The majority of our survivors experience a number of seemingly insurmountable barriers to employment, such as the lack of a high school diploma/GED, no legal work experience, lack of understanding about workplace relationships, and legal charges that can take years to clear up.
In June of 2020 we launched Eden as our pilot program, to test the market to see if the community would support our endeavors. We are overjoyed with the love you have shown us over the past few months.
For years we have searched to find the right vehicle that would take survivors' love of outward adornment and help them toward a wholesome lifestyle that would allow them to prosper in body, soul, and spirit. Currently, we are still in this pilot phase, learning everything we can about herbalism and educating the community on the health and wellness benefits of incorporating natural products into their daily lives. We are very fortunate to have two credentialed herbalists walking alongside us, Katherine Adams and JoLeah Stiles Gorman, bringing guidance, stability, and building our confidence in this new exciting program area that is sure to transform the lives of many survivors of sexual trauma/trafficking.
Our next step is to renovate a classroom in a former Catholic school to run Eden, our herbal education EEP. We’ve won a small grant to install a simple herbal kitchen. Once that is completed, survivors will be invited to come and start to learn and experience Eden for themselves. The goal is to offer two cohorts a year of 15 survivors each who will desire to discover the wonderful wide world of herbalism and all it has to offer. Funds are needed as we expect the program will cost $200,000 a year to operate. If you believe in our mission and would like to learn how you can engage or if you would like to make a donation to sustainability for survivors of sexual trauma, please contact us at email@example.com. We can’t wait to have you join our team.
Building community+ clinical counseling + life skills + spirituality = wholeness.
Links to Specific Product Categories
There are products for men, women (including new mothers), children and babies. We hope you will check out our products and support survivors on their journey into wholeness.
Where can you find our products?
Not all products are available at all locations so call before you visit.
Regarding our online store, your order is made fresh as soon as you place it. This ensures freshness and a longer shelf life for you. We welcome special orders and if you are having trouble finding that special product, let us know. We will try to craft it for you. Many of our products are purchased as gifts—bridal party, baby showers, birthdays, celebrations, and holidays. Happy shopping.
Your purchase of our products provides clinical counseling, clothing, food, transportation, and so much more to survivors in need.
When we incorporate the use of herbs into our lives, we open up a whole new stratum of experiences that include working with and enjoying familiar scents and learning to appreciate new ones.
If you would like to learn how you can engage in this amazing opportunity, or have a home party, please click here.
Quantities are Limited! However, you can special order any product!
JoLeah Gorman, LGPC, Webinar
Meet JoLeah, social worker, herbalist, and new mom. She has made a short video on using herbs during pregnancy and with infants and small children. You may email her with any questions you may have. Enjoy!