Fashionkind exists to support women in recovery, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.
Our mission is more than clothes – our committed volunteers provide personal service and uplifting interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere, focused on helping women arrive at a level of self-confidence that enables them to improve their lives and achieve independence. The increased self-esteem that comes from securing and maintaining employment not only helps individual women, but contributes to stable families, which, in turn, improves the viability and safety of our communities.
Johannah Warren, the founder of Fashionkind, modeled this organization after a similar one on the East Coast. Shortly after moving to California, Ms. Warren was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disorder with disabling symptoms. It was time for a change from the stressful business world, and she looked for an organization that she could get behind only to find many such programs lacking and very slow to assist women. Recognizing that there is a very short window before many women go down a path that is often unrecoverable, Fashionkind is geared to fill in the cracks for those who want to quickly get back into the workforce.
Why We Do What We Do
When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, hardly a family has been unaffected. We are compelled to bring awareness specifically to the special needs of women faced with addiction — mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.
Here you will find some of our favorite or most-informative pieces by contributors to the cause of addiction recovery:
One of the keys to relapse prevention is self-sufficiency. Women in recovery have specific barriers to re-entry into the workforce, both external and internal. We help remedy this by supporting the restoration of their self-confidence.
Secrets of Success
Clothing is a basic need. It is also a form of self-expression and plays a role in our confidence, a critical element in overcoming barriers to employment. Help us give a boost to women in recovery without access to quality clothing on their journey to self-sufficiency.