FUTURE STORY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Unemployment is one of the issues many women who have come to Haven of Rest face. We have found many barriers to employment that women would like to overcome. Through the Future Story Social Enterprise program, women who have employment barriers can discover ways to cultivate an income through job training, micro-business development, internships and other great opportunities.
Future Story Social Enterprise is a job training program. This program instills hope and self-confidence in women who want to improve their economic situation. It also provides women in poverty who might have barriers to regular employment a way to create an income by selling the items they make at the Future Story Shop. The participants learn basic business skills such as tracking and managing inventories, customer relations and marketing concepts, along with skill development in design and sewing.
Located inside Hartville Marketplace, the Future Story Shop sells a variety of items such as aprons for adults and children, coaster sets, walker totes, appliance covers, grocery bag carriers, heating pads, pillowcases, wheelchair totes, jewelry and beaded bookmarks. These items are made by the women who participate in Future Story sewing classes and faithful volunteers.