NEWS FROM BLOOM...
Welcome Vickie Nisbet
Vickie is our new (and first) Director of Development. She comes with over 18 years of experience in non-profit and social enterprise healthcare industry work. She has supported and led fundraising efforts for the United Way, American Red Cross and Via of the Lehigh Valley. Most recently, she was the Director of Community Relations with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, where she identified and executed the partnerships strategy with national partners, including United Way, American Heart Association, Mental Health America, and many others.

Vickie says, "I'm excited to work towards a mission that I genuinely care about. The women that enter our programs want to be free from their past and they deserve to have the opportunity and time to build their lives again. I am honored to be a part of such a great organization."

When Vickie's not working, she and her husband, Bob, enjoy spending time with their growing family, which includes four grandchildren and their new puppy, Huey the Westie!
Thank You Players of the Stage
Recently, Players of the Stage (a non-profit youth theater company in the Lehigh Valley) held four performances of Pride and Prejudice. They do not charge for their events, but collect donations for various charities. We were lucky to be selected as the charity for this show. They raised $5,800 for us this week and have raised more than $20,000 overall for our organization.

We not only applaud them for their generous contributions over the years but for the outstanding job of the cast and crew in this year's performance.

THANK YOU to Players of the Stage and all those who donated!
Connect with Us
We are now on LinkedIn! But, we have also expanded our presence on other social media channels. Please click the links below and follow us to get the latest updates on our survivors, our programs and to find out how you can get involved! And, please share with others to help us increase the awareness of sex trafficking in the Lehigh Valley!
BLOOM:
MY SISTER'S CLOSET
BLOOM CREATIVE STUDIO
EVENTS...
Battle for Bloom
Save the Date for the Battle for Bloom. It will include a "Battle of the Boards" cornhole tournament
and much more. Stay tuned!

Date Change: September 18, 2021

Location: South Mountain Grove
STAFF SPOTLIGHT...
Laura McNeely is the Studio Manager for Bloom Creative Studio in Bangor.

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside and together with the women participating in this program. Together we create art, talk, tell stories, laugh, cry…”

Laura joined our Creative Studio in March of this year, where she doesn’t just manage the store front and studio, but, more importantly, where women leaving lives of addiction and violence directly benefit from Laura’s innate gifts of compassion and counsel during their time at this humble Bangor workshop whose window displays the motto, “Art Heals".

“As much fun as it is to create art, it is more rewarding to watch the growth in these women over the days, weeks, months. Steps forward, backwards, leaps forward – all part of the process of regaining themselves.”

To learn more about Laura, click the button below.
HOW YOU CAN HELP...
Our work, and the hope of the women we serve, is heavily dependent on the financial contributions of the community, foundations, and sponsors. Please consider supporting Bloom with your tax-deductible gift.

In addition to one-time donations, we also offer four monthly giving options:

  • $29/Month - Wellness: Welcome Basket and Recreation
  • $59/Month - Safety: Group Counseling, Secure Housing, Medical, and Dental
  • $89/Month - Healing: Trauma-informed Staff, One-to-One Counseling
  • $150/Month: A Night of Sanctuary

HAPPENING AROUND BLOOM...
My Sister's Closet
Help Wanted
If you have a love for fashion and people, we are looking for additional sales associates to join our team working approximately 15-20 hours a week. If you're interested, please apply at the store or email Michelle Orr.

Facebook Live Events
Each month, we hold Facebook Live events to give you the opportunity to shop virtually! Our July Facebook Live event will be July 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Bloom Creative Studio

Our studio and gift shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 11-5 and other hours by appointment. 

We have “Art Heals” and Bloom t-shirts and hoodies, gift items and a workshop space that is open and ready to help guests create something unique and beautiful! 

We can also host special events, celebrations and private workshops. 

Please call the studio at 610 588 4775 to learn more.  
MISCELLANEOUS...
As we welcome new survivors into our homes on a regular basis and are in constant need of restocking essential items for them, we have created an Amazon Wish List. The online list makes it easy for you to pick out items that our survivors need while staying in our homes and have them sent directly to Bloom. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Do you frequently shop on Amazon? Why not make a difference with each of your purchases? Simply choose "Truth For Women" (we are working to update this to Bloom) as your organization of choice on Amazon Smile and a portion of all purchases will be donated to Bloom.
ABOUT BLOOM
Bloom is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing sanctuary and a continuum of care to heal, empower and employ women survivors of sex trafficking. As part of its mission, Bloom operates a 24-hour care emergency stabilization home, a two-year residential program, and an independent living transitional home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. In addition, the Bloom Creative Studio, located in Bangor, Pa., is a social enterprise to leverage art as a healing tool and provide employment opportunities for survivors. Bloom also has a women’s upscale, resale boutique, My Sister’s Closet, based in Bethlehem, Pa., provides financial support for the organization. 

Bloom
3400 Bath Pike, Suite 103
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-866-5755
info@bloomforwomen.org