History, Mission, and Vision Of Dresses and Dreams Project
Welcome to The Dresses and Dreams Project, where we help to empower women to live healthy at a foundational level, realize their purpose in life, and to help make their dreams a reality. We have given away over 1000 gowns and beautiful dresses and much more to those in need for their proms and balls through our Operation Prom Girl program.
The Dresses and Dreams Project is much more than a special occasion dress. It is an opportunity for any girl to discover her passion in life and find her purpose. Because of the great need for mentorship and guidance in the lives of challenged teen girls and young women, the founder’s vision includes a physical showroom for gowns and office location to hold workshops and counseling services, restoration and recovery opportunities, career counseling, resources to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other crisis matters, pregnancy support, and art for healing through music, painting, and poetry. We will move forward with helping more young women and continue our mission, growing and expanding our demographics and geographic locations with appropriate funding and support.
🌟We now have opportunities in Riverside County, Southern California, to attend workshops, classes, and more. Our 2020 focus is helping teen girls and women learn to be genuine with themselves, learn about healthy relationships and communication skills, engage in safe and inspiring social settings, and receive resources, referrals, and counseling services specializing in women’s issues and trauma recovery.
The Operation Prom Girl Program
We have an annual dress extravaganza to assist any high school girl with a hardship or challenging circumstance who finds it difficult to get a dress and other necessary items for her prom.. These young women are given the opportunity to attend a free amazing day event where they are loved, empowered, provided with lunch, resources, referrals and career opportunities, fashion show, workshops, and of course a dress, shoes, jewelry and many other services to assist her on her big day. While we primarily assist high school-aged clients, we also have been blessed with the opportunity to develop partnerships with other programs and organizations where we can provide our services.
The following are a few of the opportunities we have had to provide dresses, shoes, and other services to the community:
~Operation Makeover ( female veterans and military wives)
~Wounded Warriors Project @ Camp Pendleton (US Military)
~Miss Marvelous Pageant (prom for special needs girls)
~Temecula Fashion Week (fundraiser program and fashion show)
~Before the Transition ( program for low income and previously incarcerated women who are on a pathway to success through empowerment and job assistance training/placement)
~ Tim Tebow Foundation’s ” A Night To Shine” -prom for special needs teens
~NAFE ( National Association Of Female Executives)