This Saturday at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center, a women’s fair called “Makeover Your Life” is being presented by the group Women Anchored in Hope. The fair is designed to help women build self esteem, with an emphasis on addiction recovery.
Women Anchored in Hope Founder Kathleen Davidson says the event is also designed to find out what women are doing in other communities.
“Having this fair and hosting it for all women, not just recovering women is an encouragement and an inspiration, and just a fun time to deliver hope and introduce ourselves more to the community of Knox,” says Davidson.
The organization was founded as a faith-based group in February of 2014, but is attempting to establish itself as a base of support for women struggling with addiction recovery.
According to Davidson, women who leave addiction recovery therapy often experience trouble getting their lives back on track. Some members of the organization are family members of those being affected by addiction.
Davidson says Women Anchored in Hope is looking to raise sufficient funds to someday open a building of their own.
“Having hope is something that many people need, and we hope to get that building within the next year and be able to open our doors and be able to work with other community businesses that are doing the same,” says Davidson.
Several speakers have been invited to the fair to discuss their efforts on issues affecting women, such as pregnancy resources and women in government.
The fair begins at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center beginning at 9:00 a.m.