Our Vision: Women in at-risk environments have the education, resources, and care needed to thrive physically and emotionally.
Our Mission: Connect those in need with supportive services to improve life skills, self-awareness, and wellbeing.
What do we mean by at-risk?
Our core focus is young women aged out of foster care. Many of these women are in need of a strong support network to help them achieve their goals, and may also be dealing with various health conditions. We believe one needs to feel strong and healthy - physically and emotionally - in order to thrive. And we can help start that healing journey.
As a DV survivor and someone battling multiple autoimmune conditions, I consider myself lucky in that I have both a strong support network and many options for improving my wellbeing. I've become much more attuned to my body after pelvic floor physical therapy (Catherine works magic), as well as Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement lessons based on The Feldenkrais Method.
I have also experienced a different kind of healing through volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a local women's shelter, and it opened my eyes to the needs of women in at-risk groups. It then became a dream of mine to utilize my 10+ years of business and marketing experience to create an organization that makes it easier for vulnerable women to find their path to a successful healing journey.
Catherine Apicella, MPT PYT, PRPC
Helping others improve their well-being has been my focus for over 20 years. As a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health, I have been furthering my education, which has included training in Medical Therapeutic Yoga and mentorship in The Feldenkrais Method, to develop a treatment philosophy that honors each client as an individual with unique life experiences that profoundly affect the way dysfunction manifests within the body. My desire to better help my patients, along with my recognition of the limitations of traditional physical therapy practice, has put me on a path to provide a unique, total-body approach to healing.
I continue to further my knowledge in all areas of women's health and pelvic health by attending continuing education courses and volunteering as a teaching assistant. I am also pursuing certification as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, and have applied to sit for the pelvic health certification exam (previously WCS) offered by the American Physical Therapy Association. I am thrilled to partner with Crystal to help improve the lives of all women.
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale