Today, Leona Bateman, Founder of CreekersUtah.com joins Christina Aldan on the podcast to share her story of leaving the FLDS Mormon church and how she is doing her part to inspire others who are struggling to find their footing. Helpful programs have been created which are designed to mentor, educate, and support the men, women, and children who are recovering from the trauma of living under the rule of Fundamentalist Warren Jeffs. She talks about what life is like now in their little village, as well as losing her son when he was 15 years old.
Girlfriend’s Club: Women inspiring each other to be who they are by empowering each other to grow to be the best version of ourselves. By leading, inspiring and working together, we support each other’s decisions, creating a positive impact on future generations of daughters and sons. We are women who are willing to stand and made a difference for ourselves, our children and future generations.
Brave Youth: Social club and support center dedicated to supporting youth discover a path to lift their lives above expectations and discover the power they have within themselves and design personal paths to success. Brave Youth summer camp program is designed to teach healthy self-esteem and learning how to make better life choices.
GEMS Mentoring: A private peer to peer support program connecting with and receiving support from those who have found freedom leaving suppressed lifestyles. The GEMS Mentoring programs provides resource referrals and support for independent living.
Evolve: Empowering women to lift their communities out of poverty and separation, while protecting the interests of their children.