A bakery that treats people right.
We employ exploited women coming out of the sex industry

About Us

ARISE WIll EXIST TO EMPOWER SURVIVORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION, WHILE ENHANCING THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE AND COMMERCE OF OUR CITY.

Our bakery will be a non-profit business that empowers survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation to “arise” as the decision-making agent in their own lives. This will be accomplished by providing them tools for living everyday life, pursuing wholeness and healing physically, emotionally and spiritually, allowing them to explore their passions and abilities while filling various positions at the bakery, and providing them a steady, living wage income from which they can create the stability they need. 

What We Are All About

You are loved. There is hope. You have a purpose.
1

Love

Women who will be a part of the Arise program will come to us with unique needs for healing emotionally, spiritually and physically.  Our first priority will be to provide love, care, and resources that help with their holistic healing journey.

2

Hope

As their journey of healing progresses, we will discern together where life skill coaching is needed.  As they grow in their confidence, a focus on job skill training will develop, with not only bakery specific training, but transferable concepts for their future.  

3

Purpose

After a year spent focused on their healing and personal development, women in the Arise program will enter an internship with the focus on further developing their specific gifts and interests to move on into a new career path or furthering their education. 

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Why Choose Arise?

Your luxury,
their necessity


Enjoy indulging in your favorite baked goods knowing that your purchase empowers the personal growth and skill acquisition of a woman in our community.

We're a part of
your community


Buying baked goods from Arise means you are purchasing from your neighbors -- we are you!

We're a
non-profit


It feels good to give. It feels good to eat delicious treats -- do both!

We have a
passion for baking


We are testing and baking and perfecting now in order to present perfectly portioned and priced deliciousness to you soon!

We strive for
excellence


Whether it's your meetings, events, or your breakfast, we want everything to go wonderfully for you, too.

We seek local
partnerships


Whenever we can, we desire to partner with other local businesses to serve you.

Our team

Wendi Boehnen

Executive Director

Melissa Peterson

Head Baker

Join Our Team

We can all do more together. Contact us & let's talk about how!

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