Rerouting for a Better Future

By Kelly Scanlon When 35-year-old Jeanne Dennison, a recent graduate of The Grooming Project, lost custody of her daughters two years ago, she was facing a long prison sentence for drugs and weapons possession. Losing her children turned out to be a critical turning...

Keeping Promises

A career in pet grooming empowers this mom of three to keep her family together while her husband serves a prison term. By: Barb Pruitt When 32-year-old Ashley Stillings was a little girl, her parents divorced. At just 7 years old, she made a promise to herself to...

A Place to Call Home

The Grooming Project’s first housing facility brings families together By: Meg Townsend If you arrive at The Grooming Project’s new family residence facility on any weeknight, you are likely to find women talking as they prepare meals together while their kids watch...

Holding on to Hope

Turning hopelessness into happiness and replacing despair with the ability to dream Surviving childhood trauma and the hardships of poverty and addiction can turn little things into big deals. For April Myers, it was getting her personalized grooming scissors, a...

Empowered to Advocate

Case manager uses lived experience to help students address legal problems By Abby Jaskolski, Director of Communications at The Grooming Project When prospective students first learn about The Grooming Project, it is typically through Barbie Daniels, a 45-year-old...