When a caterpillar is emerging from the cocoon, it must have a period of time to build strength in its wings. If the butterfly is released from its cocoon before it’s time, its strength will diminish and it will not be able to survive on its own.
The name – Lady Butterflies - was chosen because just like a caterpillar has many layers to shed before it becomes a beautiful butterfly – a girl has as many layers to shed before she is considered a woman. In life we all go through the stages of transition.
It’s the choices and decisions we make to determine when we EMERGE. TRANSITION. EVOLVE into a colorful butterfly.
We are devoted to fostering ongoing mentoring and advocacy relationships between women and teen girls by helping to increase their range of opportunities, activities, skills, roles, and rights. We are dedicated to empowering, enriching lives, promoting personal growth and development by providing professionally competent and personally compassionate services for women, teen girls, their families, and the community. Our goal is to empower and encourage them to take on leadership roles, become strong and productive for themselves, their families and their communities.
As the Founder/Executive Director for Lady Butterflies - my vision for this organization is contagious, challenging, attainable, and relevant.
Each day my team and I try to foster an environment where this vision
can spread and infect others in a positive way.
To date we have helped 843 women/teen girls by providing the following summary of supportive services:
Shop for baby items on a budget, attend bankruptcy court proceedings, provided feedback on toastmaster speeches, be a friendly ear, apply for jobs, apply for SSI, create food budget/menu planning, learn how to ride COTA/MARTA bus, edit college papers, prepare study materials for the GED, assist with transportation to work/school, learn how to type, create resume, prep for interview, maintain housing, assist with transportation to work/school, gain employment, enroll in college/FAFSA, boost self-esteem, sustain healthy relationships with moms and boyfriends, healthy conversations about divorce and pregnancy, develop fitness plan, help with housing needs (toiletries/furniture), and assist with human service needs and applications (medicaid, child care, child support, WIC, Food, etc...)
2010 Statistics - 11 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2010 - March 2010) helped 0 women
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2010 - June 2010) helped 0 women
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2010 - September 2010) helped 8 women
4th Quarter Stats (October 2010 - December 2010) - helped 3 women
2011 Statistics - 76 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2011 - March 2011) helped 13 women
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2011 - June 2011) helped 17 women
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2011 - September 2011) helped 21 women
4th Quarter Stats (October 2011 - December 2011) - helped 25 women
2012 Statistics - 131 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2012 - March 2012) helped 28 women/4 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2012 - June 2012) helped 18 women/ 9 teen girls
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2012 - September 2012) helped 32 women/ 9 teen girls
4th Quarter Stats (October 2012 - December 2012) - helped 20 women/ 11 teen girls
2013 Statistics - 145 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2013 - March 2013) helped 26 women/ 7 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2013 - June 2013) helped 32 women/ 4 teen girls
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2013 - September 2013) helped 45 women/ 2 teen girls
4th Quarter Stats (October 2013 - December 2013) - helped 24 women/ 5 teen girls
2014 Statistics - 256 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2014 - March 2014) helped 41 women/ 10 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2014 - June 2014) helped 57 women/ 15 teen girls
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2014 - September 2014) helped 52 women/ 6 teen girls
4th Quarter Stats (October 2014 - December 2014) - helped 61 women/ 14 teen girls
2015 Statistics - 155 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2015 - March 2015) helped 38 women/ 2 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2015 - June 2015) helped 26 women/ 6 teen girls
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2015 - September 2015) helped 45 women/ 8 teen girls
4th Quarter Stats (October 2015 - December 2015) - helped 27 women/ 3 teen girls
2016 Statistics - 69 total:
1st Quarter Stats (January 2016 - March 2016) helped 7 women/ 0 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2016 - June 2016) helped 11 women / 1 teen girl
3rd Quarter Stats (July 2016 - September 2016) helped 17 women / 5 teen girls
4th Quarter Stats (October 2016 - December 2016) helped 28 women / 0 teen girls
2017 Statistics - in process
1st Quarter Stats (January 2017 - March 2017) helped 19 women/ 0 teen girls
2nd Quarter Stats (April 2017 - June 2017) helped 6 women / 0 teen girls
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