Nonprofit Helping Las Vegas Women Get Back Into The Workplace
A Las Vegas nonprofit is helping women get back to work after addiction and trauma.
Unshakeable is a local nonprofit that began in 2016. Their mission in Las Vegas is to guide women recovering from various types of trauma. They help survivors of human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, addiction and homelessness.
Founder Debbie Isaacs started the organization when she was a video producer. The idea came to her after seeing a court hearing that she intended to film for a reality show. After hearing the stories of the women she was filming, Isaacs realized she wanted to not just tell their stories of trauma, but help to change them.
Today, Unshakeable works with several other nonprofits in Las Vegas to achieve their mission. Including SafeNest, ShadeTree, Safe House, Foundation For Recovery, and West Care. In partnership with these organizations and many more, Unshakeable brings life-changing recovery help and training to women in need.
One goal of Unshakeable is to help women return to the workforce and achieve financial independence.
The organization does this with their “Power To Employ” Career Development Program. Which includes three phases. First is the “I Am” Series. Which is a two-day women’s conference consisting of 8-10 workshops that teach women the skills they need to return to the workplace. Including business acculturation, building self-esteem, and basic life skills.
Phase two of the “Power To Employ” program involves individual career coaching. This phase includes assessments of the individual’s skills and passions to help them find a job they thrive in. This phase also aims to identify the barriers that hinder clients finding employment and encouraging growth in those areas.
Phase three is a business alliance partnership. Where Unshakeable works with Las Vegas employers who are willing to give these women a chance in the workplace. The partnership includes Unshakeable mentoring these women in their new jobs and the employer offering schooling or other opportunities for the employees to grow within the workplace.
Interview with Unshakeable founder.
Debbie Isaacs joined Talking Solutions to give details about Unshakeable’s programs and resources available to women in Las Vegas. She also gave information about the organization’s upcoming fundraiser on October 19.
Original air date of this interview as August 20, 2023.
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