The Elena Sweatshirt
100% of The Elena sweatshirt sales are donated to Cherished HEARTS.
Cherished HEARTS is the first program of its kind in Tennessee. It provides intensive and trauma-centered services to justice involved survivors of human trafficking. The program gives participants access to providers that offer tools for longterm recovery, support services to sustain a new way of living, and successful re-integration back into the community.
"I came from a life of injustice. I was raised in a religious cult full of pedophiles all in the name of God. This experience defined my path for years until I eventually became a victim of trafficking, prostitution, heroin, and other addictions.
I didn’t trust anyone and moved in and out of the court system. I felt broken and hopeless. My life was finally changed when I entered the Cherished HEARTS court. Today, I’m able to trust the program and I’m growing from a woman whose soul was completely broken to a woman becoming whole again. I was a hopeless nobody but this program is helping me recognize that I’m a hopeful somebody.
Because of the Cherished HEARTS court program and their partners, I’ve made many strides and met milestones I never would’ve made on my own. They’ve given me encouraging support and resources. They’ve given me weekly therapy and a case manager that guides me toward successful reintegration. They’ve provided me with mental health care and the medications I’ve needed. They’ve also partnered me with a program that helps me with housing and group therapy.
I've never known a court to be so graceful and forgiving. All they ask is for us to show up, be honest, and don’t use. They believe in us until we believe in ourselves. They’ve given me hope that I can become an independent, successful woman.
I believe Cherished HEARTS saved me and I’m truly humbled to have a force like them behind me.
Made with extra soft sponge fleece and an embroidered message of hope.
- + Unisex sizing, relaxed fit
- + Available in Mustard and Oat
- + Dropped shoulder, ribbed cuffs and waistline
- + 52% Cotton 48% Polyester