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Our Programs

Skills Workshops

Focusing on:

  • Skills building in various crafting and jewelry-making skills under the guidance of trained instructors with the goal of building life-long skills.
  • We train our clients about financial literacy to help learn the steps involved in creating a marketable product and selling it for a profit. 
  • All instruction is hands-on.

By promoting the values of creative self-expression, self-reliance and entrepreneurship, Beaded Treasures has a strong therapeutic benefit and creates a lasting sense of community and personal identity.  Our training builds leadership skills and nurtures the spirit of connection between all people and cultures.


Beaded Treasures 

Self Sufficiency Through Creative Self- Expression

Started in 2011, as a pilot initiative, this program provides training in jewelry-making skills, basic business skills, and financial literacy to promote economic self-sufficiency.

Global Treasures

Providing Entrepreneurial Opportunities to Artisans Around the World

Started in 2014, this program expands the Beaded Treasures model globally by providing entrepreneurial opportunities to women artisans all over the world. Proceeds from the sale of products made by the global artisans will support programs for refugee and disadvantaged women who live right here in Louisville, Kentucky, thus creating a global circle of empowerment.

Volunteers of America Mid-States

At Volunteers of America, our mission is to change lives. 

Our programs are diverse and address the urgent needs of our communities. We provide housing for families, veterans and low-income seniors.  We provide addiction recovery services for men and women and our Freedom House program is a national model for pregnant and parenting women overcoming substance use disorder.  We provide care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.  We provide free, convenient and confidential HIV testing and education as well as syringe exchange services.

With Beaded Treasures, we are working to empower our clients and graduates to learn new skills, become artisans who make beautiful jewelry and work toward economic independence. 

Click HERE to learn more about Volunteers of America and how we change lives every day.