Our Vision & Mission
Women In Transition is a 501c3 Private Foundation that specializes in rebuilding and restoring the lives of women, teens and families with a global vision to change lives within the 50 states in the U.S. and world wide. The Women In Transition Center is located in Columbia, South Carolina and was founded in 2008 by the CEO & Founder Patricia D. McKinney. The vision of Women In Transition was birthed from much experience and seeing the problematic situations that plague the lives of women, teens and families. These issues can only be resolved by identifying and resolving the root cause of the situation/s at hand, and working from within the individual (internally) first.
We specialize in bringing change and transformation in the lives of women from every background, ethnicity, and walk of life. Our teaching methods consist of life skills, social, developmental, and communication skills founded on biblical principles to start our women on the road to recovery. Our foundation is geared toward developing quality character and promoting change spiritually, mentally, socially, and inter-personally.
As CEO and President of Women In Transition, I know first hand that if you can change the way a person thinks, than you can change their world. In order to change the individual, it is imperative to get to the inner core and root issues as to why they've succumb to dysfunction in life, and start rebuilding where they've been torn down. Our program and workshops within the organization are a tool to promote inner/emotional healing, spiritual guidance, positive personal conduct, morals and standards by applying biblical principles to everyday life, including setting healthy limits and boundaries.
This program deals with the social issues effecting women, teens and families daily, by providing tools to navigate through life's challenges while rebuilding the individual. We work with women of all cultures, age groups, backgrounds and problematic situations such as the those with a history of incarceration, physically, mental/psychological abuse, rape/molestation, drug addiction and addictive behaviors, issues rooted from childhood trauma/foster care/abandonment, co-dependency, teen parenting, and also marriage issues.
In this program we utilize the following services/workshops as a tool to start women, teens and families on the road to recovery:
One on One & Family Counseling
Self Esteem Building
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Breaking Negative Behavioral Patterns
Responsibility and Accountability
Effective Communication/Interpersonal Skills
Women In Transition is also an outreach ministry/Private Foundation that helps women, teens and families in the South Carolina Region as well as various communities outside of the area, by providing counseling sessions, mentoring, workshops and seminars with the goal of rebuilding and restoring the the lives of women, teens and families so they become self sufficient, and positive contributors within society. In the past while Women In Transition was in the north (Connecticut & New York Region) before its expansion to the South (Columbia South Carolina), we provided safe haven housing for women that experienced domestic violence by temporarily housing them in our network and providing referrals for housing as well.
Women In Transition 's goal is to rebuild lives of individuals and families which will ultimately help to revitalize and build productive communities. We believe it starts with the individual first. In addition to helping rebuild and restore lives individually, our goal is also for Women In Transition is to provide a temporary housing facility in which women that require more than counseling sessions and workshops depending upon the severity of their situation, can obtain the skills and resources they need in order to obtain self sufficiency and tap into their fullest potential.
This organization has hosted over 50 events free of charge for women of all cultures and walks of life, which includes Beauty and Self Esteem Ball, Formal Gala's, Health and Beauty Expo's, Business Mixers for aspiring entrepreneurs, workshops and classes to empower women, and help them tap into their hidden potential.
We recognize the suffering and turmoil that women face not only here in the United States, but world wide. Many women are suffering in ways that are unimaginable to those that have their freedom, and the worst part is they suffer in silence. Our Mission here at Women In Transition, is to help women, teens and families "take their power back" and let them know that they are valuable in God's sight, and in society. We are here to raise awareness within women of their innate qualities, and help them to both recognize and maximize their God given potential. We at Women in Transition, want women to know that they don't have to live in despair, or in the grip of abuse and maltreatment.