According to research Helen Dukhan did, there are simply not enough resources for divorced women out there. The divorce attorney and member of BNI’s Achieving Advantage chapter, decided to change that.
Helen founded Sunset 2 Sunrise, a nonprofit organization that helps women after divorce. The organization provides:
A makeover, including hair and makeup
Pictures of the woman and her children, if she chooses, with a portrait and digital images that can used on websites.
Money for initial counseling sessions
Access to a private, secure online community for advice, along with educational programs and motivational retreats
“Women are in so much pain during and after a divorce. Research suggests that they are often the ones most diagnosed with depression,” Helen said. “I work with these women during divorce, and I really wanted to find a way to help them. I want to help these women feel beautiful and empowered.”
Sunset 2 Sunrise will have a launch party on September 14 at the Artisan Kitchen in Hawthorne. Helen hopes the event will become an annual fundraising gala. For more information, visit sunset2sunrise.org.