About Us

Mission:

Empowering vulnerable teen girls and military women to make their hopes and dreams a reality and providing free formal gowns and events to those with hardships and challenging circumstances.

Vision:

The Dresses and Dreams Project is more than just a dress, it’s an experience. Besides our Operation Prom Girl program for teens, we provide gowns, shoes, and jewelry to military women and special needs programs. It is a safe place to learn about love, identity, healthy relationships, and spirituality and provides resources for healing, life skills and issues, and a pathway to breaking the cycle and living out her life’s purpose and offering opportunity for full-potential living.

Quick Snapshot:

The Dresses and Dreams Project assists to empower women to live healthy at a foundational level, realize their purpose in life, and to have opportunity to live life to her full potential.

Located in the Inland Empire in Southern California, we provide much more than a free dress for special events. The organization provides 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 women, the scope of our vision provides resources and referrals for education and services like suicide, domestic violence, and human trafficking awareness and prevention, pregnancy, healthy relationships and self care, college and career, addiction, trauma recovery and much more.

As an all volunteer organization, we allow God’s hand in all we do and continue to develop our mission; growing and expanding our demographics and geographic locations with appropriate funding and support. Below are some of our programs:

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.

Dresses For Heroes Program

A new program that serves US military women and wives by providing free formal gowns for their military balls; partnering with other agencies to offer other resources to give her the opportunity to better her quality of life and find her God-given purpose .

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

A domestic violence prevention and healthy relationship workshop in partnership with our friends at SAFE Family Justice Centers. Workshop is free and is for ages 14 and up.

Gamechanger Conference

This conference provides information and solution to ages 15 and up about real life issues like suicide, mental health, domestic violence, human trafficking, addiction, and teen pregnancy. Our mission is to empower young adults to live life to their fullest and stand in the gap with people and resources to permit them to do so.

Other Resources and Community Partnerships

~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 hosted by Rancho Church, Temecula

~GSFE ( Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs)

~Dress For Success (business clothing and self care items for low income women looking for career and professional assistance)

~Kohl’s Murrieta

~Chick Fil-A Murrieta

~Buffalo Wild Wings Murrieta

~Elevation Church

~Visual Impact Photography

~Target Stores

~Abundantly Authentic

~Generations Rise

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