MISSION

Restoring broken communities by transforming the lives of young women and families.


OUR NUMBERS

PARENTING

  • 2017 Launch Year: Served 37 Mothers and 49 children. 
  • 2018: Projected to serve 180 Mothers and 220 Children through Playgroup programming. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • FIERCE has served 212 young moms through FIERCE community baby showers and Christmas adoption programs. 

MENTORS

  • Provided over 21,900 hours of mentoring to young mothers. 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Currently 57 engaged volunteers

TESTIMONIALS

  • “I met Arielle and Fierce back in 2014 when I lived In the teen mom DRMM shelter. Fierce would come every week and talk with the girls and completely be an helping hand and inspiration. After I moved out of the shelter I continued to stay in contact with Arielle and other members of Fierce. Each year during Christmas Arielle and her team would gladly help myself out along with other mothers. In 2016 I was being evicted out my home due to bankruptcy and Arielle stepped in and helped me move into my apartment one day before actually having to move out the home, in the mist of moving into my new home Arielle connected me to a program which brought in income for me and my children.AJ (Arielle) has been nothing but a great helping hand when needed and a great inspiration to me for the things she’s done and That she’s so dedicated and determined in. She understands the obstacles young mothers go through on the day to day basis and have never been judge-mental to those she’s helped. She stands by the meaning of FIERCE and so so much more. Thank you again for everything!”
    -Lanasia Walker

  • “It’s not easy to ask for help, it’s even harder to admit it to yourself that your in need. That help does not have to be financial, motivational or spiritual, in my case it was a little of all three. My mother had recently gotten sick, I was looking for work directly out of college and just found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was scared, excited and completely lost. I attended a F.I.E.R.C.E event and just speaking to Arielle gave me hope, strength and motivation. I thought I was looking for answers to all the questions in my head. How was I going to get this done ? Who was going to help me ? Could I become a professional woman , with a new baby and no solid network of people to guide me? I knew at the end of our conversation that everything would be just fine. She didn’t give me answers, she gave me a network of support and love, empowerment and guidance, the tools that I needed to transform myself. Through this network my daughter has a playgroup that we can attend together! I have a network of women that have achieved great things with children and being a single parent. If there is a need, I know that I can count on F.I.E.R.C.E to provide support and empowerment for myself and my daughter. I am happy to say that I am currently working in my credentialed field, living and loving my daughter and being empowered, as well as empowering others.Thank you so much Arielle for being a blessing when I was in need and consistently leading by example!”
    -Tiffany Rhymes

    PARTNERS

    To contribute positive change and achieve our community goals, we partner with many local and national organizations Their expertise enables us to do far more than we could alone, and their passion inspires us.

    Our partners include:

    FIERCE STAFFING

    Brilliant Detroit

    Social Services of Wayne County

    TIPS (Teen Infant Parenting Services)

    Triumph Church

    1 Goal 1 Passion:

    Hope for the Holidays

    Pathways Academy

    The Michigan Women’s Foundation

    Girlfriends Glasshouse Empowerment


    MAKE A DONATION.

    TAKE ACTION.

    IMPACT A LIFE.

    Thank you for your interest in helping FIERCE in our efforts to provide women of all ages with the tools and resources needed to reach professional success. Thanks to your support, FIERCE is/will be able to:

    • Fund Programs and Workshops for FIERCE Participants
    • Purchase and provide materials to our mentees
    • Lease/purchase a “Home” that will provide a space for participants to study, learn and spend free time, and allow FIERCE members and volunteers a space to network and plan.
    • Provide significant resources to participants (Clothing, Emergency Assistance, Back to School Needs Etc.)
    • Host Community and Professional Events that will raise awareness, recruit additional support, and initiate connections

    ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

    ARIELLE JOHNSON

    As a business owner, Arielle's clients have included Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, Detroit Jazz Festival, Michigan Women’s Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Figure Skating in Detroit and Major League Soccer. She has recently launched a sister company, FIERCE Staffing, to  incorporate her events and hospitality background, extend career training to a broader community and increase employment potential for young adults.

     

    RESTORING BROKEN COMMUNITIES BY TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF YOUNG WOMEN AND FAMILIES.

    Restoring broken communities by transforming the lives of young mothers and families.

    arielle@fiercedetroit.com

    P: 313.908.0294
    F: 313.262.6580

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