About Us

When you shop Unshattered, you are offering women a combination of community, employment, and personal development which gives them the opportunity to find their purpose and live an addiction-free life. 

Read our theory of change here.

We know recovery is a journey, but Unshattered currently enjoys an overwhelming success rate:
to date we have seen 100% of our employees continue to choose sobriety during their time with us.  

And you are making that happen.

100% of your purchase goes to provide employment and benefits for women in recovery.
Our job creation engine is funded through donations so you know that when you
purchase from Unshattered you are directly changing a woman's life.

Find other easy ways to support us here. 

3 Stages of Unshattered

Stage 1

In recovery at one of our residential program partners

Unshattered partners with residential recovery programs to help women in their care develop job skills, find their strengths, and prepare for the future.

Stage 2

Training

Women in these roles join the team at the Unshattered Studio while living in transitional housing. This stage helps prepare women for full-time employment and independence.   

Roles:
designer, seamstress

Skills gained:
crafting handbags, managing schedule dependencies, events management, inventory/supplies management

Stage 3

Full-time employment

Women in these roles are full-time employees receiving both wages and benefits including healthcare, paid vacation, vision/dental, and pension depending on their level.

In addition to their job responsibilities, they participate in an ongoing personal and professional development curriculum. These roles help women gain independence and economic stability. 

Roles:
designer, seamstress, production manager, office manager, custom design specialist, external collaboration lead, sales lead, procurement lead, quality control

Skills gained:
high level sewing skills, product design, quality control, inventory management, project management, photography, business development, team leadership, business management, industry collaboration management, procurement, public speaking

Meet The Team

Kelly

CEO & Founder

A physicist and engineer by training, now a nonprofit leader and voice in the arena of post-addiction employment models. Kelly never imagined leaving her career in IT but has never been happier than when seeing the women on her team achieve their potential. 

Amanda

Product Manager & Creative Lead

Moving to a new school as a preteen led to experimental drug use. Over-prescription of pain killers after a car accident led to a heroin addiction. Now, Amanda is a mom, a leader, and a talented custom handbag designer!

Thank you for being part of my journey! 

Shop 1-of-a-kind products by Amanda HERE.

Lois

Lead Designer & Seamstress

Nearly an entire lifetime of trauma led Lois into despair. Drinking alcohol was easier than trying to believe she had any value. Today, she's a dynamite designer and genius kit maker!

I love what I do... and I'm so glad you love it too!


Shop 1-of-a-kind products by Lois HERE.

Jennifer

Production Manager & Seamstress

Being abused as a child by a trusted adult led to crumbled self esteem and isolation. Jenn turned to drugs and alcohol for comfort. But now, she's finding out she's more talented than she ever thought!

Because of you, I am Unshattered!

Shop 1-of-a-kind products by Jennifer HERE.

Tiffany

Community Liaison & Seamstress

Born addicted to heroin, Tiffany experienced significant trauma and loss. Spending most of her adult life in prison, she had no vision for a future. But now, she's got the biggest smile you'll see in our boutique and is rightfully proud of her incredible talent as an artisan!

Shop 1-of-a-kind products by Tiffany HERE.

Kaylene

Resource Coordinator & Seamstress

Abuse and dysfunction early in life lead Kaylene to tread the waters of anxiety, rejection, and, eventually, an addiction to alcohol! But, with the love and support of family and community, she's learning that you are never too old to learn a new thing or to make a difference in a life!



Shop 1-of-a-kind products by Kaylene HERE.

Maria

Business Architect & Operations Lead

After experiencing early trauma, Maria struggled with major depressive disorder and anxiety. When she was introduced to alcohol in her teens, she thought it was the only way to cope. But now, she's a sober and thriving single mom who photographs our stunning products and is a technical mastermind.

I have purpose again, thank you for making a difference for me and women like me.

Amberlee

Trainee & Photographer






Denise & Jill

In training! Joining soon!

Founder/CEO Kelly Lyndgaard

Learn more about our Founder

How we began..

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Find us in the news

Our team and their roles featured by OZY.com:
WHEN RECOVERY IS YOUR BAG

Check out our products on Huffington Post:
16 STYLE AND BEAUTY GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Featured by Aspire Magazine:
SOCIALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY CONSCIOUS GIFTS

See our story on CBS News
NANCY CHEN INTERVIEW

Here what financial independence means to a woman in recovery: 
LOCAL BOUTIQUE CHANGING THE LIVES OF WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

Learn about our efforts to donate masks to our community during the pandemic (9000 donated in total!)
UNSHATTERED SHIFTS PRODUCTION TO MAKE MASKS FOR CORONAVIRUS

Listen to our founder on the Le Vital Corps Salon podcast:
LVCS 0030: KELLY LYNDGAARD ON RADICAL LEAPS OF FAITH, PLAYING TO YOUR STRENGTHS + GEEKING OUT OVER PERSONALITY TESTS

Read about our success in The Chronogram:
UNSHATTERED: STITCHING LIVES BACK TOGETHER

Read about our success in the Poughkeepsie Journal:
'LIFE-SAVING WORK:' UNSHATTERED GIVES JOBS TO WOMEN RECOVERING FROM DRUG ADDICTION
COMMUNITY CAN HELP THOSE END THE ROUGH JOURNEY THROUGH DRUG ADDICTION

See us accept our award as Nonprofit of the Year for the Hudson Valley

Watch our Founder share our story as a Praxis Labs Fellow

Watch our seamstress, DeeDee, speak on stage at the White House as Unshattered is honored alongside Google, Amazon, Facebook, CVS, Red Cross and others for our work in fighting the opioid crisis.

Read about our success in the Sun-Gazette:
LOYALSOCK HONORS TWO PAST STUDENTS AS ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

Check out a blog post from a customer who was so impressed he blogged about us

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