Our Programs

Diva Duty

Once a month the Dignity for Divas team of volunteers hits the streets for what we call “Diva Duty.” During this outing we distribute Diva Survival Kits containing various personal care items to women (and men) who are living on the streets of Seattle. Designed to address the immediate needs of these individuals, Diva Survival Kits are an essential tool for establishing normalcy in one’s life and, in turn, help build self-confidence.

These bags contain the following:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Washcloth
  • Soap
  • Hair comb/brush
  • Socks
  • Makeup (not included in men’s bags)
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Cotton swabs/wipes
  • Jewelry

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Welcome Home Bags

Welcome Home bags assist women during their transition from living in a temporary shelter to permanent housing.

Upon receiving notification that a woman has been approved for permanent housing, we present her with a Welcome Home bag and gather the housing information necessary to track her progress and continue providing assistance, if ever required, as she works to establish a stable living situation.

These bags typically contain the following:

  • Various household cleaning items
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen utensils (4 items)
  • Throw blanket
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner
  • Full size lotion
  • Body Shop product

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Diva Dream Bags

Similar to Welcome Home bags, Diva Dream bags are meant to provide extra encouragement for Divas on the journey to success, and we offer them as a “Congratulations!” gift to those who have maintained permanent housing for six months. These bags contain a variety of items intended to remind recipients of the importance of occasionally catering to one’s personal needs on the path to a self-sustaining life.

These bags consist of the following:

  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Bubble bath or shower essentials
  • Full-size towel and washcloth/bath puff
  • Full-size lotion
  • Body Shop product
  • Journal and bookmark
  • Teacup and tea

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Determined Diva Program

The Determined Diva program was created to reward our Divas living in low-income permanent housing as they transition from being homeless to being on a structured billing cycle. As such, each month those who are up-to-date with their payment are entered into a raffle in which housing management draws one winner, with the prize being a Determined Diva bag.

The contents of these bags can vary depending on our donated items inventory at the time but often include items like:

  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Full-size hair comb and brush
  • Full-size perfume lotion
  • Makeup
  • Body Shop product
  • Panty hose
  • Reading book
  • Throw blanket

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This program has received an overwhelmingly positive response and been praised for providing additional encouragement to women facing new responsibilities. Moreover, it allows us to maintain contact with our Divas, track their progress, and continue to deliver assistance when appropriate.

Styled Right Diva
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Dignity for Divas is pleased to announce our NEW Styled Right Diva program for women currently living in permanent housing. A HUGE part of being successful if feeling successful and if your like most, how you look plays a very major role. Dignity for Divas has partnered with an amazing design team cuniform who is redefining our divas style to match their NEW life! Each qualified Diva will have the opportunity to meet with our stylist who will shop with them to enhance some new looks. Once they have picked out the items they will pose for the camera and share with us their latest look! Check out our Divas rocking their new look 🙂