Little Black Dress Initiative

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The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy campaign that seeks to raise community awareness on the issue of barriers developing the full potential of women. Advocates will wear the same black dress (or outfit) for 5 (five) consecutive days to illustrate the effects how life circumstances can impact women’s access to resources, confidence and professional opportunities.

In the Fall of 2019 the members of JLCU and the community wore buttons that read “Ask me about my Dress,” which invited dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about this important issue supporting  WIN Recovery. The purpose was not just to wear the same black dress/outfit; but to discuss the needs in our community and what we can do to help.

More about WIN Recovery…

Bethany Britton-Little, the founder of Women in Need Recovery, was inspired to build this program after her own life experiences. Bethany, as the women she wants to help in this program, experienced a shortage of transitional housing, a lack of services and resources that focused on trauma informed care and substance behavioral disorders, and a failure to provide support for women that have been involved in the criminal justice system. While making positive changes in her own life, Bethany chose to dedicate her life to empowering other women to learn to help themselves. This is the core of WIN, Women in Need Recovery.

While re-establishing her life, Bethany learned a valuable lesson about what is a key issue for her and women like her. That without support, resources, and access to a safe stable transitional housing, many women will have difficulty escaping the lifestyle to which they continuously fell victim.

For this reason, WIN Recovery provides stability through transitional housing that includes programming that focuses on trauma informed care, recovery support from addiction, and re-unification with family to provide healing.

Bethany has dedicated her life to giving back to the community and providing valuable support to women in need.

“Together, we can WIN Recovery”.