Domestic violence shelter cooks up sweet success

Domestic violence shelter cooks up sweet success

PORTSMOUTH, Va.

It all happening inside a tiny kitchen in Portsmouth. all in the wrist and the twist, 24 year old Brittney Cowell demonstrated as she pumped icing from a large pastry bag onto a strawberry cupcake.

Cowell never dreamed she be here. actually didn think I be staying in the shelter, but it OK. And she certainly never expected to be baking. first time doing Sweet Haven we did key lime cupcakes and they were so awesome. Oh my God they were good. even better are the opportunities this bakery is opening up for Brittney and other domestic violence victims. shelter, who, along with the shelter director, started the program about a year ago,
Domestic violence shelter cooks up sweet success
out of frustration.

ladies were coming into the shelter, they weren getting jobs, they were getting beat out by people who just had high school diplomas or maybe didn even have that, said.

makes me feel like I that person, I did it! said Brittney.

All the money made through Sweet Haven bakery goes back into the program to train more women.

For more information on the program or to order cupcakes, go to theHER shelter website or call Olivia at 757 485 1445.

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Domestic violence shelter cooks up sweet success