The idea of starting social enterprise at The Cedar House began after a successful season at Abilene’s farmers market and with one simple question “winter is coming and we’ll really miss our market time together! Now what?”
Founded in 2013 The Cedar House began to expand into social enterprise as a way for residents to learn new skills, work together as a community and develop self-confidence by creating and selling their crafts and all-natural health and beauty products. Residents are learning manufacturing, purchasing, marketing, distribution and sales.
The products made at The Cedar House are powerful tools for public education, program replication, volunteer recruitment and advocacy for women in recovery. In turn The Cedar House teaches residents tools to create their own economic freedom.
By purchasing products from The Cedar House’s social enterprise you are offering women a space to experience economic opportunity in a healing community.