Why W.I.R.E.? To lead, to show the way, to direct. W.I.R.E. began in 2006 with one woman's search for help. She had experienced many traumatic situations as a child, a young woman, and even as an adult. Her spiritual up-bringing kept her strong and searching a way to recovery for herself--and then for other women facing similar trauma.
"We must find ourselves, our talents and develop them to its fulness. In addition, use it to help others and us."
The hope of W.I.R.E. is to strengthen the well-being of individual's struggling with depression and begin to help them build the character to sustain their continued healing and personal growth. W.I.R.E. provides education and emotional support to women. The mission of WIRE is to combat social decline and delinquency among women and girls who have been afflicted by a traumatic situation, and the stigma that is associated with it. Olivia's vision for W.I.R.E is to energize the attitudes of distress women with needed information and resources, compassionate understanding, and positive direction so they have hope to improve their quality of life.
Along with workshops and presentations, Olivia also provides:
- Basic Life Skills
- Building Self-Esteem
- Stress Release and Wellness
- Building Relationships
- Guest Speakers-women issues
- Budgeting/Financial Literacy
*Some of this material has been adapted from the WIRE Facebook page and brochure