Dignity for Divas, a local nonprofit that provides women experiencing homelessness with essential care packages, recently opened a Diva Dream Academy in the South Lake Union neighborhood.
The Diva Dream Academy provides direct self-care and wellness resources for women ages 18-85 who are experiencing homelessness in Seattle. These resources — counseling services, resume building classes, technology training, and interpersonal skill development — will help women obtain employment and, eventually, housing.
The new 6,843 square foot building features a café, mediation room, and classroom offering skill and life building sessions in a holistic healing environment.
“It’s more than just a building,” Dignity for Divas executive director Nikki Gane-Butler said in the release. “It’s a tool to help women in Seattle break the vicious cycle of homelessness.”
The organization also supports recently housed women remove the barriers that often lead back to homelessness, according to a release. Its unique workshops are designed to help women overcome trauma and gain tools to help them live a more purposeful life.
Workshops occur once a month. All clients are transported from shelters and transitional facilities using Dignity for Divas’ “Diva Bus.” Each participant will receive healthy snacks, lunches, and a Diva Swag Bag filled with self-care items.
To learn more about Dignity for Divas, visit dignityfordivas.org.