Blossoming Beyond Bars

Helping Women Blossom!

The leadership team at Winning Ways, Inc., in collaboration with Quality Counseling and Dr. Janet Garcia-Hallett, is honored to invite the women participating in your program to our groundbreaking initiative, “Blossoming Beyond Bars.” This wellness and resource conference is specifically designed to empower and support women transitioning out of corrections involvement.

Through their impactful work in the community, women have expressed the need for more information about local resources and support while navigating circumstances post-incarceration. In response, we have designed this empowering workshop to create a safe space for healing, growth, and personal development.

In addition to Winning Ways, Inc., Quality Counseling, and Dr. Janet Garcia-Hallett, we are excited to announce partnerships with multiple other esteemed organizations. Together, we will offer resource exhibitions featuring onsite assistance in a range of critical areas, from career development to mental health treatment.

As part of our commitment to supporting the participants, we are collecting donations of new or slightly new handbags, toiletries, and cosmetics. Your generous contributions will provide essential items and a sense of empowerment to women experiencing reentry, helping them transition with dignity and confidence. Monetary donations will also be accepted as well. You can donate virtually using our Amazon Wishlist:

Meet our panelists:

How to Attend:

We are very honored to be offering this to attendees at no charge, and attendees can sign up for free by accessing our website: Women in attendance will also be treated to an afternoon yoga and meditation session, luncheon and networking hour, and will receive the complimentary purse filled with hygiene and beauty products. The event will occur on September 29th, starting at 12 p.m., at the Connecticut Women’s Consortium in downtown Hamden, CT. Parking is available onsite, and the building is conveniently located along major bus routes.

Proudly Partnering With:

Meet our Wellness Guide!

Nikki Adams is the Founder of Beauty for Ashes Wellness Cultivation. At the core of Beauty for Ashes Wellness Cultivation, teaching Trauma informed Yoga and facilitating Mindfulness practices for survivors of all forms of trauma specializing in  (SA) is the Mission.  In her classes and workshops she teaches students to stand in their power, speak their truth , release shame and guilt, and more.  Through the movement of Yoga and the practice of Mindfulness, Nikki empowers survivors to learn to trust, love and heal their bodies.  

We look forward to your participation in this life-affirming event. It is our collective mission to ensure that women have the tools and resources they need to blossom beyond bars.