No one else in Utah is doing the work we do. Research shows us that a care-centered approach that creates a sense of self worth is the best way to reduce recidivism and addictive behavior. When a woman increases protective factors in her life, she also increases them in her children’s lives. In short, we do the work that we do to break cyclic patterns of domestic abuse, drug abuse, incarceration and crime.
Josie first learned about Journey of Hope, Inc. while sitting in on a legislative hearing about sex trafficking laws in Utah. The testimonials from victims stirred civil unrest in her. In that moment, Josie knew she had to take action to help her community. As an intern at Journey of Hope, Josie helps with social media, website management and design, increasing brand recognition, and client intake. In addition to her work with Journey of Hope, Josie works alongside the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide free community resources to the mentally ill and their families. Eventually, Josie hopes to become a social worker and provide therapy services to incarcerated women.