The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy campaign that seeks to raise community awareness to the issue of poverty in Arizona. Throughout the week of June 4 – June 11, LBDI Advocates will wear the same little black dress for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, her confidence and professional opportunities. By wearing a button that reads “Ask me about my dress,” Advocates invite dialogue among colleagues, friends and strangers to raise awareness about poverty. The dress is a visual representation of the limitations women living in poverty face.
How is Hope's Crossing helping women in poverty?
Hope’s Crossing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a grassroots community organization dedicated to restoring hope in the lives of women. Our focus is serving each woman’s unique needs with a comprehensive approach to helping her create a new, healthy and fulfilling chapter in her life and in the lives of her family. Our approach helps women identify barriers to success and put a plan in place to surpass those challenges. This program is designed to help participants achieve new levels of personal and professional success. Our goal is to restore hope, provide the tools for self-sustainability, and join women on a journey to success.
Hope's Crossing understands that women in poverty face limitations and barriers to achieving some of the most basic needs in both their personal and professional lives. We work to identify these barriers and guide women on a path of sustainability and positivity.