A Hand Up for Women
A Hand Up for Women is the Knox County, Tennessee site of a national ministry called Christian Women’s Job Corps. A Hand Up for Women offers hope to women who are displaced whether through life choices or through abuse, etc.
The graduates who have been through the program report that the series of Life Management, Spiritual Development, and Job Readiness classes help them to become more personally strong and self-sufficient in every area of their lives. The relationships that they form with their Mentors provide them with a supportive friendship that is also a source of encouragement, consistency and accountability. The instructors and volunteers model the kind of unconditional love and acceptance to the women that is also extended by the God who formed them in His image, and who craves an intimate relationship with them.
Some of the life changes in women include ending dependency on public assistance in favor of satisfying employment, leaving unhealthy relationships and making wiser life choices, obtaining and maintaining sobriety from addiction, being reunited with their children and families, and becoming valued members of the church and public community.