MEET THE FOUNDER
Candance J. Wesson
In 2012, Candance founded The Help in Kansas City; a reentry program exclusively for women. As a justice-involved individual herself, she intimately understands the many challenges and traumatic experiences of being incarcerated and what post- incarcerated people confront. She has worked with other non-profit organizations, small businesses, the community, churches and have become a passionate advocate for second chances for women with criminal backgrounds.
Candance is the recipient of the 2019 Champion of Justice Award for the work she's done for women in reentry. She is the co-owner of Get Dressed Co.; an online fashion boutique. She is a wife and mother of three children. She enjoys her family time and being at home. She loves football, fashion and decor.
Candance J. Wesson is an entrepreneur and the founding director of a nonprofit organization. She is passionate about criminal justice reform issues particularly as it relates to eliminating and or reducing sentences for first-time, non- violent offenders. Her goal is to create a support system for women of the ex-offender population to become whole again.
ABOUT THE HELP KC
"The Help" is a 501c3 non for profit agency providing assistance to formerly incarcerated/convicted women.
Women have many role obligations to fulfill as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, spiritual advisor and the list goes on. Fulfilling these obligations can become quite challenging, especially when women are confronted with lack of healthcare and social services.
“The Help" is committed to offering secondary support systems to women with blemished backgrounds who are unemployed and who are socially, mentally and physically deprived.
The Help’s mission is to inspire and empower women who have become impaired by unlawful choices. Programming goals will be to help women gain financial independence through employment and careers and gain good health through physical, mental and social supports.
We envision The Help as a growing and sustainable organization where the lives of women are no longer governed by their past, but they are motivated towards a promising future by continuing to effectively develop socially, spiritually, physically, mentally and financially.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".