Sisters of Strength helping disadvantaged women

December 26, 2012 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Religion, Top Stories

By Journal Staff

Glenda Hayes, executive director of Friendship New Vision’s Sisters of Strength program, says empowering disadvantaged women will aid in them moving forward with their educational goals.

“We want to help them go to college, get job opportunities to help their families so they can move to the middle class,” Hayes said.

The non profit Sisters of Strength, which opened in July, is an outreach ministry serving women 18 and older regardless of ethnic background, race or religion. It teaches women to build self-esteem, confidence, and to give them knowledge and skills to continue their education to become self-sufficient at no cost.

Sisters of Strength is located in the Collingwood Arts Center, Suite B, 2413 Collingwood.

The Journal published a Sept. 12, 2012, story about the group’s open house and Hayes said the community responded.

“We are gaining more students as the word is getting out,” she said. “People are getting involved with the organization and partnering with us.

“The Journal has been a big supporter of us.”

Sisters of Strength came into existence July 15, after the closing of Women Blessing Women, which offered similar services.

Sisters of Strength is under the leadership of Friendship Baptist Church, where Bishop Duane C. Tisdale is pastor.

For more information on Sisters of Strength, call Hayes at 576-868-1876.