Diva Dream Academy Opens in Seattle

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

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