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.
To raise awareness about Domestic Violence and to provide HOPE, help, prevention, and support to survivors.
And allow those still in abusive situations the safety to reach out for help.
HH serves as a “BRIDGE” organization for survivors as they restructure their lives in a safe, productive, and positive direction.
"We Are Stronger Together”
Hopefull Handbags, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Global Charity organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
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.
Carolyn's Haven of Hope Bridge Housing
Bridge Housing Project
Learn More about our Journaling for Hope Sponsorship Program Here
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 from Domestic Violence, Sex, and Human Trafficking, and other challenging situations.
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.
This Logo means SAFETY
This Logo means TRUST
This Logo means Help
This Logo means HOPE
This Logo means CARING
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Where ever you see this logo it means we are here for you. Where ever you see this logo it means you can come inside for help, hope, and support.
Our trusted partners will be represented by this logo sticker.￼
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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...
Necessities For Hopefull Handbags
Gently used, once loved Handbags (Purses)
Full Size Shampoo
Full Size Conditioner
Makeup (Mascara, Lipstick, Eyeshadow)
A handwritten card with inspirational thought or quote (If you would like to volunteer to write cards please message us)
HOPEFULL HANDBAGS GLOBAL NEW PROJECTS FOR
AFFILIATES In the USA 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
The 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”
“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 Women'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 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 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
Business Center Closet
Raising Hope with Hopefull Handbags
A Handfull of the Organizations and Collaborations
Some of our affiliates have our Hopefull Handbags Business Closet.
We provide Business Casual and Business Dressy Clothes for any woman that needs a nice outfit for a job interview.
Please message us to see if there is one in your area.
If you are you are interested in starting a Business Closet in your community please reach out.