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Freel receives 2022 Women of Distinction Awards from Montgomery County Council of Organizations

 ( May 6, 2022)

Freel Receives Woman of Excellence Award

Founder/CEO Honored by International Women's Day Organization

[Spring, TX, March 12, 2021] – Janice Freel, Founder & CEO of Women of Honor & Destiny, TLC, Inc. (WOHAD) has received the Woman of Excellence Award. This distinction is awarded by Dr. Pamela Fellingham, Director of the International Woman’s Day organization. The honor is granted for “contributing to the fulfillment of <our> mission to strengthen women and families worldwide.”

“I am humbled by this and vow to continue the good work of helping women and families,” Janice Freel, Founder & CEO, WOHAD

Nominated by her fellow board members, Freel’s effort in assisting justice involved women has been the culmination of her life’s work. While her board is relatively new, she has been donating her time and energy to helping others for over 20 years. In addition to her work at WOHAD, she has had a successful career in clinical nursing. She also volunteers at Yes to Youth, a Mongomery county youth assistance organization. She is active in her church and is always ready to help when and where she is able.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of an award for helping women than Janice. We are all enormously proud of her,” Laura Kelchner, Board Member.

WOHAD Partners with Thistle Farms National Network

Sister Organizations Working Together to Help Survivors of Trauma and Abuse

[Spring, TX, March 8, 2021] – Women of Honor & Destiny, TLC, Inc. (WOHAD) celebrates the beginning of a partnership with Thistle Farms National Network (TFNN). Both organizations share goals of helping women who have survived abuse and trauma. WOHAD’s specific goals are to help justice involved women overcome the trauma of incarceration to heal and reenter the community. Thistle Farms helps survivors of trauma from abuse, prostitution, or trafficking. The partnership with TFNN opens access to programs and services to the women whom WOHAD serves.

“We are excited to forge this partnership as we commemorate International Women’s Day.” Janice Freel, Founder & CEO of WOHAD.

WOHAD began as the dream of founder, Janice Freel to help women who have been involved in the justice system. Her early experiences showed her the trauma and hardship that women face after being confined. Programs are designed to help women reacclimate to life in a transitional facility where they have a safe environment. Similarly, Thistle Farms provides housing, case management, healthcare, counseling, and education. Each year approximately 1.8 million women across the country are released from a local, state, or federal facility. There are more transitional housing facilities for men than women. WOHAD seeks to change that fact.

“In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we are proud to work with Thistle Farms to lift up women,” Laura Kelchner, WOHAD Board Member.

📷Freel Delivers Donated Clothing to TDCJ

Clothing donation made to Texas Department of Criminal Justice helps women reenter the community in style

[Spring, TX, March 8, 2021] – Janice Freel, Founder & CEO of Women of Honor & Destiny, TLC, Inc. delivered clothes to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This anonymous donation allows WOHAD to help women reenter the community. With the help of Reentry case manager, Yolanda Allen and Parole Officers, Janet Thane and Shamika Alexander, Janice provided gently used dresses, blouses, pants, and shoes in a variety of sizes.

“These clothes will help the ladies we serve by providing a polished, professional wardrobe for job interviews.”

Women exiting the justice system are often left with few resources when they return to the community. Providing clothes is just one of the services WOHAD provides. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please contact Janice at Janice.freel@wohad.org. For more information, visit our website: www.wohad.org.


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