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!
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!
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.
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!
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.