A Fort Worth non-profit, The Worthy Co., helps survivors of trafficking and exploitation return to work. Watch the full feature here.
Co-founder and Chief Vision Officer Melissa Ice explained how that sense of empowerment is what drives the women-led organization. Read the full article here.
“We felt that it was really healing and therapeutic for them to be able to have the ability to produce something out of nothing,” Melissa says. “Candles are a great example – it’s just a bag of wax and some vessels, and then they get to create something beautiful that people want to have in their home, that makes a warm environment.” The same goes for jewelry: “You’re essentially taking a lump of clay, and turning it into something that makes women feel beautiful – and it also simultaneously empowers the woman who’s making it.” Read the full article here.
" January is designated as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so this week we are bringing you a powerful interview with Melissa Ice, Founder and Executive Director of The Net, a nonprofit addressing poverty by creating dignity-restoring relationships. Melissa and her team also recently launched a new social enterprise, The Worthy Co., which employs women who are survivors of sex trafficking." Read the full article here.
Read Fort Worth Magazine's feature on Founder + Executive Director of The Net and The Worthy Co, Melissa Ice.