MISSION

THE DWELLE COLLABORATIVE:

BRIDGES women in transition from institutional dependence to independent living.

PROVIDES job training and ongoing sustainable solutions through its wellness programs free of charge.

CONNECTS women with resources and tools to transition from fractured living to build holistic and healthy lifestyles.

BELIEVES in the value of collaboration.

SEEKS partnerships with like-minded organizations to accomplish the mission.

VISION

We envision the restoration of the most vulnerable Los Angeles city-dwellers through:

 

ACCESS to holistic health and wellness care

DISCOVERY of true beauty and self-worth as the foundation for a new identity

OPPORTUNITIES for healthy and meaningful work, rest, and play

NEW ECOSYSTEMS of all citizens collaborating to create a safe + flourishing land to live and work

...to make the shift from survive to thrive.   

VALUES

A SAFE HAVEN TO THRIVE

Safety: We believe everyone has the right to feel safe and be in a stable environment.

Health: We work to promote healthy lives that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

TO BUILD IDENTITY AND STRENGTHEN A VOICE

Identity: We work for everyone to discover their worth, uniqueness, purpose and their voice.

Creativity: We believe that everyone has the right to dream, express, and create.

Occupational Justice: We work for everyone to have the right to choose, access and engage in personally meaningful occupations. 

Reintegration: We succeed when true reintegration happens: when an individual claims their seat at the table in society.

Beauty: We believe that it is important for everyone to be celebrated and clothed in strength & dignity, regardless of the past,

class, creed, or culture.

 

HEALTHY BOUNDARIES AND OPEN COMMUNICATION

Mutual Respect: We believe respect is demonstrated when thoughtful insight and consistent, accessible communication allows dialogue between all parties, regardless of position.

Client-Centered: We work humbly to raise the bar of the status quo by using occupational therapy principles to make an impact one client, one conversation at a time, realizing clients are the experts of their past and future narratives

Strategic Partnerships: We actively learn from peer organizations, clients, and partners to deepen our understanding of the population and community we serve.

LEADING BY DOING

Mentorship: We believe that everyone needs support on a road to recovery.

Leadership: We work to raise up leaders who are simply a few steps ahead on their journey.

Collaboration: We succeed when a village is comprised of a wide and interconnected support system that enables each individual to access a fluid continuity of care to thrive within the community.

GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT

Compassion: We believe that everyone is worthy to receive second chances.

Gratitude: We work to see the scientific benefits of an "attitude of gratitude" which leads to greater health, positivity and morale.

Generosity: We succeed when we establish a culture in which everyone who is capable, freely gives time, talent, and/or resources to meet the needs of and for the betterment of our spheres of influence.

OUR TEAM

Esther Y. Suh

Co-founder,

Executive Director

Esther Koh

Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President of Wealthnet Financial

Matthew Manos

Artist, Strategist, Author, Founder of verynice

Michael Mata

Professor of Urban Planning, Azusa Pacific University, Compassion Creates Change Community Development Consultant

Dr. Michelle Farmer

Occupational Therapist Consultant

Dr. Linda Fazio

Former Professor of Occupational Therapy,

University of Southern California

Dr.  Deborah Pitts

Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California

PARTNERS

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Help Empower Women Today!

Your contributions will go toward services that help women heal

and reintegrate into society after overcoming human trafficking.

"The Future belongs to those who believe in the Beauty of their Dreams."    -Eleanor Roosevelt

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