HOW IT STARTED

Our Story

H.U.T.C.H. was founded in 2018 to create futures by bringing people and jobs together.

 

Armishia was raised by her grandmother and uncle after her mother passed when she was only eight years old.  Armishia had her first child at 16, as a result, she did not graduate from high school. Although she had two more children, her second at the age of 19, and her third by the age of 21, she was determined to finish her education and worked to receive her GED. Armishia had to raise her children on public assistance and live in government-subsidized housing. Realizing she wanted better for herself and her children, she decided to take advantage of an opportunity given to her to pursue a college degree. Most expected that she would not complete the program and become just another statistic. Again, she was determined to finish what she had started and get her degree. Not only did she earn her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management with w/specialization in Human Resource Management, but she also earned her Master’s in Organizational Management with w/specialization Organizational Leadership.

Armishia’s decision to get her GED and earn two college degrees changed the trajectory of her life. She was able to move out of government housing, get off public assistance, and enter the workforce as a professional.

She has raised her children in three of the homes she purchased over the years. She has worked for the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) since 2002. One of her most rewarding and enriching experiences at DHS was working to help citizens from her community to find employment with the Welfare to Work Program.

After years of soul-searching and continuous self-development, Armishia Wiley-Adams was motivated to transform her tribulation into triumph. In 2018 she founded her non-profit organization, Help United Through Caring Hands, Inc. (H.U.T.C.H), to teach women of all ages how to become self-sufficient and workforce ready.​

Armishia feels that if she was able to overcome life’s adversities, other women can find the strength and determination to do so also. She has a passion for helping others, especially women that are currently facing similar challenges she has faced. She was extended a hand and given a chance to create the life she knew she wanted to live. Help United Through Caring Hands (H.U.T.C.H) is her way of giving a hand to those that need it most.  Her organization gives Armishia a chance to pay it forward and positively impact families that will be touched through the women that participate in her program.

Armishia’s testimony is proof that our past does not define us, but rather prepares us for opportunities to succeed beyond measure.

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OUr Mission

Transform lives from poverty and unemployment to self-sufficiency and sustainable careers.

OUr Vision

Creating futures by bringing people and jobs together.

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PROBLEM

STATEMENT

& GOALS

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GOALS
  • Increase the number of individuals that are prepared to enter the workforce in a productive manner.

  • Increase the number of individuals that possess the necessary life skills to be self-sufficient.

Breaking the cycle of poverty is a great challenge for our society. There are many factors that create this situation, however the most common are a lack of job-related and life skills that enable individuals to be productive members of society. “Higher paying jobs are key to stepping out of poverty.” But, historically, it has been difficult for many people with low incomes to find jobs that pay more than minimum wage because of a lack of required levels of training and education. Additionally, simply obtaining a better job does not equate to success if the individuals cannot manage the additional income. Financial education has been cut from most public schools and the result is that people are not prepared to save and make positive financial choices.

We believe that all women can

embrace who they are and

define their future.

 

JST

LIFT

 

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Meet our board members,

who bring a wealth of

experience and dedication

to support this initiative.

Dr. Kerrie Mayberry

Board Chairman,

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Talona Thorpe

Board Member

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Judi Conliffe

Board Member

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OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Meet our board members,

who bring a wealth of

experience and dedication

to support this initiative.

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Board President

Judi Conliffe

Judi is a Project Manager for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, where she manages Digital Transformation initiatives focusing on healthcare analytical and provider economic platforms. In addition to her project management experience, Judi has a bachelor's degree in Managerial Sciences and is the owner of a spice company called Epicurean Lauren. Judi has prior experience in non-profit, working as a math tutor for middle school children by way of Brooklyn, NY, and is looking to apply her personal and professional expertise to assist and uplift others.

JOB SKILLS FOR TODAY
LIFE IMPROVMENT TOMORROW

Each person participating in the Program is provided a formal assessment to help determine the level of services they will require. This helps case managers determine the curriculum, and program measurements required for each participant.