The Women's Initiative in Charlottesville was established to help women in crisis – to support them as they make difficult transitions in their lives.
Each year, the group offers a challenge to women-- to document their thoughts. We have three of the essays recorded.
Beth Gager is 43 and the mother of two. She wrote about her recovery from an emotional breakdown.
Myra Anderson is 34. A native of Charlottesville and a graduate of Covenant High School, she was abused as a child and is still working to heal the wounds.
Joyce Allen wrote about a Women’s Initiative client who inspires her through determination and dedication.
Organizers are already working on next year's Challenge Into Change Essay Contest. For general submission guidelines click here.