“I may be homeless, but that is not who I am.”

- Dottie

All of the women who left our program were able to secure employment! Meet some of our current Makers.


renaissance woman - open - loving - curious - creative - adventurous

Revolution Relationship start date: 01/01/2018 What is the most difficult challenge you've overcome in life? Earning my BA in Psychology and certification in Special/Elementary Education. I was divorced in 2005 from my 25 year marriage and lost my house to foreclosure. What accomplishments are you most proud of in life? Raising my son who is 40 and lives in Virginia with my 3 beautiful grandsons. He works in DC for the EPA. What are you passionate about? I have a "yearning for learning" so I study Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. I attend a Chinese Christian Church to immerse myself in the language and culture. I am passionate about the world's cultures, in particular, Asian culture. Goals for the future: To get fit and free from my disability. I utilize my scooter to take advantage of all the cultural events the city has to offer. How has Revolution impacted your life? I look forward to creating a quality product that I can be proud to put my name on. Revolution helps me realize my worth in this society.


kind - willing - caring - selfless - servant

Revolution Relationship start date: 04/01/2018 What is the most difficult challenge you've overcome in life? Making new things and learning new skills. What accomplishments are you most proud of in life? The ability to make the choice for new beginnings no matter what life throws at me. What are you passionate about? Crafting things and creating things with my own hands and skill. Goals for the future: Continue moving forward by securing employment with an organization in the city. Continue to volunteer and help where I can. How has Revolution impacted your life? They encourage me.


full of life - dancer - fighter - cheerful laughter - dedicated - giving

Revolution Relationship start date: 10/28/2015 About Tammy

Tammy has been with us since the beginning. She has been an integral part in shaping all that Revolution has become and was promoted to Workshop Assistant this spring!

She is a strong woman who has faced many challenges both physically and mentally and yet continues, day in and day out, to press forward, to show up with us every week, to always put her best foot forward, to challenge herself and other in all walks of life.

She is honest, kind, humble, self-aware and has a veracity for pulling herself up and giving to others even when it would be easier to stay down.

Revolution gives her pride in the extraordinary and skillful jewelry she crafts each week. The work gives her purpose to focus her talents on instead of worrying or focusing on anxiety. She is truly a maker and we are honored to be able to show up with her each week.

2018 Standings

Over $5,000 paid to 12 Makers

Over 2,000 pieces of jewelry made