Threads For Well-Being is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Asheville, NC. We are an institution working to forge alliances to make evidence-based wellness tools accessible for activists, and refugee and immigrant survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
We promote self-advocacy, build emotional and mental health awareness, promote daily self-care and holistic well-being, to create positive social change.
Threads was born out of our desire to restore and nurture the well-being of refugee and immigrant women and girls. Since 2009, we’ve hosted women’s circles and wellness retreats for more than 1100 refugee and immigrant survivors of GBV.
Starting in 2019, Threads For Well-Being began a global initiative focused on transforming the culture of activism through prioritizing the well-being of activists on the frontline of human rights and social change movements in the U.S. and around the world. We hope to create spaces in which participants feel supported to prioritize their well-being. Feeling this support they are empowered to be leaders for positive change.
Founded by refugees and immigrant women who are also GBV survivors and activists, Threads For Well-Being is an example of what is possible when women and girls have the opportunity to lead healthy and satisfying lives. Mental health and well-being are often seen as either afterthoughts or nice to haves, rather than a central, core pillar to advocacy, support, and survivor healing. We work to create spaces in which participants feel supported to prioritize their well-being, in the same manner in which they prioritize the well-being of those they work for.
Threads has an incredible opportunity to help seed and nurture a tipping point that will cultivate a culture of activism that fosters well-being for all.