Treetops Collective started with this question: how does a refugee woman make this community her true home - a place where she and her family can flourish for generations to come?
Just like trees need the right soil and conditions to sink their roots deep and stand tall -- so do the strong women who are making Grand Rapids their home. As they become established and stable, they are able to provide shade for others, prevent erosion, and provide numerous other benefits to their surroundings.
Our mission is to connect refugee women with people and opportunities in their new community so they can flourish for generations to come -- standing tall and impacting others.
Because it has the power to build community, heal traumatic wounds, and communicate across language barriers. We believe creativity belongs in designing products just as much as it does in solving social challenges.
Asset-Based Community Development
Instead of focusing on needs and deficits, Treetops begins by assessing the gifts and skills women are bringing into our community from all over the world -- and helping to find the perfect fit.
Our goal is to build financial sustainability both in the lives of the women we work with and within our organization -- growing jobs and creating social enterprises to support our work.