WomenTransforming the Lives of Others: Kalyn Risker, Founder of SAFE

March 23, 2016
Women Transforming the Lives of Others
Kalyn Risker Fahie, Founder & Executive Director
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

Domestic Violence is gaining more attention as the violenceagainst women increases. The National Coalition AgainstDomestic Violence (NCADV) website states that 1 in 3 women have been victims ofsome form of violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Kalyn Risker Fahie is the Founder and Executive Director ofSisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (S.A.F.E), located in Detroit, MI.  Ms. Fahie has over ten years of experience inhuman resources. Kalyn is a sought after national speaker regarding economicstrategies for survivors of domestic violence for local, state and nationalconferences

She is a survivor of domestic violence and founded SAFE inMay 2006.  NCADV also states thatdomestic violence victims lose a total of 8 million paid work days each year.

Kalyn states, “Victims have no access to assets or their ownmoney. This is only one shelter in Detroit with 67 beds.” SAFE provides domesticviolence survivors with the financial tools needed to leave or recover from economicabuse. They also provide interviewing skills and resume writing.

SAFE host its signature Health & Wealth Expo and SAFE’sO.P.E.N. for Business Micro-entrepreneurship Conference for Survivors ofDomestic Violence, which provided resources and information to over 2,700community members. Hundreds of businesses have been established by theirclients through the program.

Kalyn provides four tips for women/men who are experiencing domesticviolence:

1.   Call SAFE’s hotline number at1-800-757-4919 ext. 15 in Detroit

2.   Visit SAFE’s website at newsafestart.org for additional resources

3.   Allstate insurance providesresources at www.clicktoempower.org

4.   Visit National Domestic Violencehotline 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org

This year’s O.P.E.N. for business will be held April 30th,2016 in Detroit, MI at an undisclosed location for SAFE’s clients. If you arecurrently a victim looking for a way out visit SAFE’s website www.newsafestart.org.

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Women’s History Month: Justina Ford - Women Transforming Lives

March 2, 2016
Women's History Month - Women Transforming Lives
Justina Ford, Spiritual Mindset and Strategy Coach

March is Women’s History Month and although the national focus is on women in public service, we want to profile women who are transforming the lives of others in their communities. Today I talk with Ms. Justina Ford about the need for a positive mindset to help women tap into their own transformative power to change their lives.

Ms. Justina Ford is a Certified Published Makeup Artist turned Spiritual Mindset and Strategy Coach. According to Ms. Ford, “Real beauty starts with you; it’s time to embrace the value of your uniqueness so you can propel forward and operate in your purpose.”  Justina holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Human Service Counseling focused in Business with additional training in the Emotional Freedom Technique. 

Main points from the show include:

1.    Know the God who created you and his written word

2.    Learn to tap into the power within you

3.    Understand your value and self-worth

4.    Increase self-confidence by exercising faith

5.    Remove barriers to creativity such as doubt

Justina’s clients have broken through barriers holding them back from success in their personal lives and business. She has worked with high-end clients such as South Magazine, Fox 8 News, Toyota Chevrolet, and the US Census Bureau. 

Her website is www.justinaford.com. You can follow her on social media at www.facebook.com/makeupbyjford, www.instagram/makeupbyjford and www.periscope.tv/makeupbyjford.


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