Employee Impact Stories
Everyday, the women of Unshattered prove it's possible to survive and thrive after addiction. They are Ambassadors of Possibility! Here are their stories.
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!
Lead Designer & Textile Specialist
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!
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!
Business Architect and 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. This lead her into an alcohol addiction that threatened to take her life. But now, she's a sober and thriving single mom who photographs our stunning products and is a technical mastermind.
Product Photographer & Inventory Manager
Experiencing intense verbal, mental and physical abuse in a relationship that should have been safe, Amberlee felt desperate to escape. With prescription drugs easily accessible, she turned to them to numb the pain and slowly she lost everything. But then, she entered recovery and her faith in God showed her that she could be safe and whole. Now she is a confident woman who is challenging herself as she masters seamstress and photography skills!
Stuck in a relationship that was draining her emotionally, Jillian sought refuge in alcohol. Feelings of intense anger after the loss of her unborn child were hard enough to deal with and when she began to be harassed, she started to spiral into daily drinking which lead to blackouts. But then, she chose to enter a long term recovery program and begin the journey of healing and forgiveness. Now she is a joy-filled person who is restoring her relationship with her son and growing exponentially professionally as she seeks to live life to the fullest!
Suffering the devastating loss of her sister left Chanel without hope. She began using drugs and alcohol to try and address her pain and eventually hit rock bottom. Now in recovery, Chanel has found renewed confidence and is excited about her future. She and her daughter are living a joyful life together as she looks forward to one day going to college to fulfill her dream of being a parole officer!
When the father of her children took his life, Kristi's life spiralled out of control. She began drinking and soon became homeless. Then Kristi called out for help, entered a recovery program and began the journey of healing. Today she has regained her relationship with her sons. Kristi is a confident woman who brings joy to her friends and coworkers alike!
When you support Unshattered, you are offering women a combination of community, employment, and personal and professional development. This combination gives them the opportunity to find their purpose and live an addiction-free life. Just like your handbag, these women are being made new again.