What if receiving outreach services felt a lot like meeting a friend for coffee that genuinely cared about you, your personal growth, and your dreams and visions?
STYLED WITH STRENGTH
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Through incredible services partnering with the State of North Dakota Behavioral Health Department, Styled with Strength is able to provide Care Coordination and Peer Support Services exclusively to women living in North Dakota. Understanding that every woman's story is unique and personal to her, creating a space focusing on the female recovery story, allows a deeper sense of connection and safety if abuse is apart of her story.
Hi, I'm Rachel! My pronouns are she/her. I'm a 33 year old single mom to a wonderful 9 year old boy. I'm originally from the Twin Cities and moved to the F/M area in 2008 to go to college at MSUM for business and psychology. I moved back to the cities in 2013 when I had my son and have been back in West Fargo since 2015. I started with the company 17 years ago when I was 16 as a seasonal cashier and have moved my way up the chain to a retail manager for Target. On my days off you'll normally see me catching the rays while I'm reading on my deck when it's nice out or outside enjoying the weather with my son. Otherwise I'm normally reading on my couch or watching Netflix. Why I'm Joining the Styled with Strength Team I’m excited to begin this new adventure as a Peer Support Specialist. I’ve had to overcome many challenges in life with the most experience being in domestic violence, mental illness, self-harm, and addiction. The thing I’m most proud of is being alcohol free since January 11th, 2020. It has been one of the hardest things I’ve overcome yet the most rewarding and beneficial experience I’ve ever had. Without my recovery my life would have fallen apart. I love psychology and learning about why we do what we do. I have a passion for human beings and truly believe that we go through trials in life in order to help us learn and grow. The road out of darkness and back to the light can be long and windy but it can be done by anyone and everyone. One of the best feelings is when your heart is filled with light and love and coming out of that deep dark endless hole. I’m excited to work with you and help you find ways to grow into a better human being and help you achieve your dreams and goals!
Oh hi! I'm so glad you're here and I hope that you are ready to dream again! My favorite question to ask (literally anyone is: "Do you know what you were built to do?" Big huh? I think we spend so much of our lives trying to navigate and please those around us, or believing the words or thoughts that others have about us, we actually forget and don't dream about what we feel called to do. I hope that through our time together we can open the doors and realize just how big and wide open the road ahead is for you. Why I believe in Styled with Strength: Despite being confident and a high achiever with the will power of what seems like hulk sometimes, I found myself in a situation I never would have expected. As a survivor of domestic violence and a child of addiction and disfunction- I am determined to create a different outcome. I think that growing and changing is something we should all feel safe to do. I hope that Styled with Strength provides a missing link to the Fargo/Moorhead Community by bringing all of the worlds together- under one mission. Helping protect women from abuse- and push and lean on one another to win collectively. I can't wait to meet you.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CARE COORDINATOR OR PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST?
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Mentorship from survivors of emotional, physical, and verbal abuse
Safe and Confidential Groups focused on building confidence and establishing healthy relationships
Building Community- when navigating a life after abuse, rebuilding your life means building connections.
Frequently Asked Questions
FREE THROUGH RECOVERY AND COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAMMING LAUNCHES AUGUST 2023
WHAT IS FREE THROUGH RECOVERY?
Free Through Recovery is a community based behavioral health program designed to increase recovery support services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system who have behavioral health concerns.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY CONNECT?
The mission of Community Connect is to provide quality, community-based behavioral health services to meet the needs of each person.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR
FREE THROUGH RECOVERY?
-18 years of age or older -Involved with the criminal justice system and at risk for future criminal justice involvement -Have a behavioral health condition such as; bipolar disorder, major depression, psychotic disorders of all types, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, moderate and severe substance use disorder(s) -Display concerns/ challenges in areas of daily living (housing, employment, recovery, support etc.)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR
-18 years of age or older -Resides in North Dakota -Have a Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder diagnosis causing challenges in areas such as housing, employment, financial, parenting, physical health, and community connections
HOW CAN I BE REFERRED TO THE FREE THROUGH RECOVERY PROGRAM?
Individuals are referred to the program by a parole and probation officer, or if the person is transitioning from prison, through an internal assessment process at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR
If you are interested in applying to the Community Connect Program but have questions- please reach out to us and we can help you complete the application. The Website to Apply is: https://www.hhs.nd.gov/community-connect/apply
WHY DO YOU ONLY PROVIDE SERVICES TO WOMEN?
While we know outreach relating to mental health, poverty, job stability, and food scarcity is a problem that truly affects all within our community, we believe it is important to create a specific space for women that have experienced abuse to receive care confidentially and at the level of their comfort.
WHAT IS A HEALING HOPE GROUP?
We don't love the term "Support Group" because we already think you're brave as hell to be choosing safety and healing. From mentorship to collaboration, we believe in helping women build and restore their confidence and future healthy relationships.
WHAT DOES PROFESSIONAL WARDROBING MEAN?
Being confident in yourself means feeling like you're worthy of a fresh start. Through your job advocacy, we will help prepare a professional outfit that you are proud of and confident to represent the You* that you were created to be in an interview.
HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FIND A JOB?
Building a resume, capturing a professional headshot, introducing you to local leaders and businesses that know that we support you, we are with you from beginning to end. (This may include dancing for joy- when you achieve the offer you've been hoping for!