The Lydia Project

Project Description:
The Lydia Project is an intensive one-on-one training program designed to educate, equip and prepare women to become self-reliant on their ability to utilize their creative gifts and talents as a means to develop grass root or micro businesses. They will learn strategies necessary for becoming successful business owners. They will be taught how to develop proposals, produce an income base, and promote business ownership, business management and/or business expansion. The Lydia Project, will provide educational modules designed to teach and train participants, increase knowledge and skill sets needed to become self-sufficient and/or self-employed. This income generating project is created to aide and assist women with support. In addition, an initial remuneration will be granted to assist in starting a new businesses or support the micro businesses they have already established. Our goal is to aid women in overcoming their barriers by destroying the cycles of codependency to the welfare systems which ultimately leads to generational poverty. By partnering them with Women Organizing Women Mentors, Educators and Life Coaches (which are all qualified in their specified fields of expertise), they will learn firsthand from other Christian women how to become self-sustaining and self-sufficient. Our Life Coaches and Mentors will remain with their assigned Life Student throughout the project and ongoing by enlisting them for membership as a member of Women Organizing Women Inc. which will provide them with additional ongoing support as a means of added success.

The Goals and Objective of the Project:

The goal of Women Organizing Women Inc. is to build stronger communities by connecting, educating, empowering and assisting women who are in need of support to gain sustainable income, develop and maintain business ownership, support nonprofit leaders in their local areas with reaching their goals and meeting their full potential. It is our intent to work together in love while building these communities across the USA and Africa, making a constructive generational community distinction.

  It is the purpose and goals of The Lydia Project to produce self-sufficient, independent micro business owners and/or provide support to grass root projects. It will serve as a conduit in renewing their faith, strengthening their relationships via networking, and increasing their spiritual awareness by implementing spiritual principals of stewardship. The Lydia project will rebuild confidence in women that had lost all hope of ever being happy and accomplished within themselves. This renewal of mind will benefit and strengthen their children, their families, their relationships and their communities. The long-term goals will have positive outcomes for their generation and will help in breaking the generational cycle of poverty which is the number one contributor to violence and abuse. By teaching and training women to rely on their God given abilities and talents they become equipped to overcome the barriers and dependence on social systems that are designed to keep them in a state of poverty both mentally and physically. It is our hope to meet the challenges of breaking the cycle of generational poverty, restore dignity, self-respect, and confidence while re-building family and community.

The objectives to the program is to change mindsets and behaviors, restore trust, provide support during and ongoing. The curriculum is designed to teach personal development, family values, health and wellness, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, financial literacy, stewardship, commitment, marketing and business acumen.

Riverside Community partner

Rebirth Homes

Workshop Leaders

Dr. Candace Walters

Purpose, Prosperity, and Positivity
Ladies, a vision board is a motivational and effective way to collaborate with our inner selves. The vision board gives us the push toward our desired journeys. During the workshop, we will create a personalized board representing our dreams, goals, and aspirations.

Rebecca Prouty

Preventing and addressing senior abuse in our community
Come learn about what seniors need, resources for seniors and how to advocate for those who cared for us. It’s our turn to care for them! This will be an interactive workshop presented by Rebecca Prouty, who has a passion for improving the quality of life for our seniors in the community.

Celeste Ducharme

The three Steps to Remove Roadblocks and Create the Opportunities You Want
How letting go of fear, surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and how embracing your gift and talents creates amazing opportunities.

Sylvia B. Dorsey, MSW, ACSW, ADCII

Mental Health: Shhh, Not so loud
Defining Mental Health, briefly discussing the 3 most common mental health disorders, and Providing a mental health resource list.

Rev. Cynthia Haymon

One Day at A Time

One Day at a Time workshop will help individual struggling or family members of loved ones who struggle with staying sober. This workshop will give you in sight on how to say no and how to use the tools of recovery to stay sober. For loved ones of a person that is addicted you will learn that it is not your fault that that person has decided to use alcohol or drugs. You will learn how to apply tough love and not feel bad.

“Life begins with sobriety”

Arveal Hawkins, Ph.D., MA.ed


Stating Your Business
Are You Ready; Your business idea starts with a question. Pulling together your business data that you will need to develop your business plan. Building your Business from the ground up is laying the foundation for you for your business.

Debbie Martis

Activate Your Vision

Do you want to turn your vision or idea into reality? Every person has dreams and ideas for the future and so many ideas never come to fruition. This workshop will cover how to move from thinking about your idea to making it happen. Get ready to see lives changed and ideas come to life!

April Jones, LMFT

I AM Workshop

The I AM Workshop will discuss what it means to Renew and Transform your mind. This workshop will provide practical tools on how to align our thoughts with God’s thoughts toward us. Attendees will leave with strategies to combat distressing thoughts and feelings.

Darrolyn I. Sharp, MSM/CPFFE

Financial Freedom

Do you feel like you’re in a financial rut? Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get ahead?
Is what’s going out…greater than what’s coming in?
Than it may be time for a “Financial Makeover!”

This workshop is designed to address your spending leaks and put you on track for a life of financial freedom and prosperity.

Rebecca Stewart-Wilson

Life as a Female Veteran

Rebecca Stewart-Wilson will be leading a panel of female veterans will share experiences. We will discuss topics such as:
  • What were their Motivators and Inspirations while on active duty
  • What resources did they need then and now
  • And More…

Misty D. Kerrigan PSY MS


We are all born with divine purpose, unique gifts, and the ability to custom design our innate aspirations into reality.
Past experiences and self-doubts take a toll on our lives, leading us away from our callings.
Lean how to “cultivate” your mind and awaken your intrinsic passions, aspirations, and purpose.

Cathy L Edmondson

Breaking the Barriers

Have you found yourself going around and around? Wanting to fulfill your purpose and dreams but can’t get past those barriers? Join me as we break out of those things that bind us, hold us hostage and be released!

Luz and Brian Barton


What does God tell us about how we are to love, honor and respect each other? Are we meant to work together or apart? Why has the evil one’s demonic forces worked so hard to break apart families, relationships, and cause division? These are applicable questions and are tied directly to the cycles of poverty, depression, strongholds, loneliness, drug addictions and generational curses. But we have a choice with regards to whom we serve and go to for spiritual guidance.