All donations stay in the community that it is donated in. We also work directly with the shelters and women to assure that our Hopefull Handbags get in the hands of the ladies that we are donating them to.
What the Ladies are Saying about HH
“When you are going through a big transition in your life you have to make a new normal. My Hopefull Handbag made me smile. That Handbag made me feel that my life is right now headed in a better direction”
— Domestic Violence Survivor
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Global Charity organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
To raise awareness about Domestic Violence and to provide HOPE, help, and support to survivors.
HH serves as a “BRIDGE” organization for survivors as they restructure their lives in a safe,
productive and positive direction.
"We Are Stronger Together”
Founded by Cathlene, and Dr. Brendan, Miner in St. Augustine in 2017, their mission is to instill HOPE through donations of once-loved, beautiful handbags.
Learn More about our Journaling for Hope Sponsorship Program Here
Bridge Housing Project
Carolyn's Haven of Hope Bridge Housing
Through donations, of once-loved, beautiful handbags, filled with personal necessities,
Hopefull Handbags strives to provide inspiration and hope for women as they
restructure their lives and get back on their feet. Building self-esteem can begin with
just ONE HANDBAG at a time! The handbags are the FIRST STEP towards opening
conversations about hope, change, empowerment, and healing from the “inside out!”
Our main objective is to provide tools, services, information, education, and HOPE
to empower survivors to make positive and safe choices leading towards
sustainable healthy lives.
“The secret of change is to FOCUS all of your energy NOT on the OLD, but on
BUILDING THE NEW!!” (Socrates)
Contact HH for information.
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HOPEFULL HANDBAGS GLOBAL NEW PROJECTS FOR
AFFILIATES AND THE CARIBBEAN!
“CAROLYN’S HAVEN OF HOPE” A tribute to Cathene’s Grandmother!
Programs will be open to local residents in your community!
Intensive residential programs
Building of multiple homes in the Caribbean to provide a safe haven as survivors of domestic abuse work to restructure their lives, gain momentum and get back on their feet (In process)
Provision of education, tools, and training programs that incorporate healthy self-perception, self-defense, and self-compassion strategies.
Providing training and instruction in “Sustaining Healthy Living Styles”
Cathlene's Why Behind
Cathlene Miner is the founder and president of Hopefull Handbags, Inc. an author, international speaker, and on-air personality. After seeing her grandmother live in and deal with domestic violence daily she knew at a young age that something had to change. Cathlene’s parents broke the cycle and she feels blessed to have seen first hand what healthy relationships look like.
Cathlene is dedicated to spreading the message of hope and raising awareness that Domestic Violence is NOT OK and that there is help and support globally.
It is time to change the patterns so that Domestic Violence is stopped. Hopefull Handbags, Inc. assists communities globally in this vision through partnerships, sponsors, local advocates, and support from businesses worldwide. Continued...
“LET’S OPEN THE CONVERSATION TOGETHER!”
Our handbags can be the first step in overcoming your fear about change.
Hopefull Handbags focuses on providing the knowledge, information, and tools to help you to feel inspired, motivated and empowered to create positive change in your life
which affects everything and everyone around you.
EVENTS AND EXPOS 2021
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. 501c3 believes in collaboration over competition. That is why
we host and collaborate in hosting, Hopeful Handbags’ events for all women in the
community. These Wome's Expos provide a fun, interactive setting for women to get
involved and make a difference!
FOCUS ON WOMEN, TEENS, AND CHILDREN!
We also have events catered to the women, teens, and children to nurture a healthy
Self Perception and Confidence. Domestic Violence adversely affects children and
intervention, support and resources are needed. It’s vital that all of our donations and
services are provided FREE of CHARGE to all survivors of Domestic Violence. We
hope that with these donations and services will instill a sense of hope and inspiration
for every survivor.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF HOPE!
Contact HH (here) for information.
If you have an organization that would like to receive Hopefull Handbags Global
contact HH Here
It is happening everywhere
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence."
1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.1
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence NCADV