Harvesting Hope Program
Harvesting Hope is a job-training program for women recovering from substance use disorder living in Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women in Richmond, KY. Close to 30 instructors worked with the program in 2018/19. Sustainable Berea designed and implemented the program to teach a variety of skills needed to secure and keep a job.
While women took classes in a variety of job-related skills, a large proportion of their time was spent working on the Berea Urban Farm.
All 26 women who participated in Harvesting Hope, completed the program and organized a public graduation ceremony attended by more than 120 friends and family.
Harvesting Hope 2020 will incorporate social enterprises on the farm where women will be encouraged to create entrepreneurial money-making businesses.