At cru9, We Give Back

CRU9 wine is delicious, pleasurable; I could not be more chuffed over it, but I wanted the CRU9 brand to be an advocate for positive change. The wine and the purpose do not exist without each other for me. My faith, uncommon people coming through my life, failing, succeeding- all have firmed up my AQ. Fear is expensive. It’s normal to be fearful, just don’t let fear keep you from your true path, your peace, your success, leaving an abuser, saying something, doing something. Failing is important; it is highly educational. Don’t let it crush you; use it to fuel your super powers.

Just as CRU9 wine is intentional in its winemaking, it is intentionally cultivating relationships and promoting people learning how to raise themselves up.  When you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, then blow a hole through the tunnel and make the light come to you.

House of Hope, Waterloo Iowa; Dorothy’s House, Des Moines, IA and Alternatives Pregnancy Centers each embody what this brand is intentional about. Even if you don’t buy the wine, use the links below to check out the healing and successes happening at these three nonprofits and consider giving of your resources to empower a fellow sister and brother, and the little people under their care.  Raise your glass to House of Hope, Alternatives Pregnancy Center and Dorothy’s House. Cheers.

House of Hope
Waterloo, IA

House of Hope, Our Mission

House of Hope provides homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent homes. Our vision is to end the cycle of homelessness for mothers and children with respect, empowerment, stewardship and accountability as our core values. Barriers are meant to be broken. Education. Debt. Livable wages. Childcare. Domestic abuse. Criminal history. These are the barriers that can make it hard to support your family. We know, and we want to help. Join the family.

By joining the House of Hope family, Survivors receive:

  • A permanent home for two years.
  • Support and resources for finding work and/or completing an education.
  • Child care.
  • Mentoring for your children.
  • Transportation assistance.
  • Personal case management assistance.
  • Life skills education.

Dorothy’s House
Des Moines, IA

Mission: Dorothy’s House provides a safe place for the practice of life for those girls whose lives have been interrupted by the sex trafficking industry.

Vision: We offer girls an opportunity to recover their bodies, hearts, souls and voices by providing basic needs, beginning with security in a home environment.  To this we add a healthy diet, specialized care, education and training, and the ability to recognize their potential and dream of a positive future.

Comprehensive Care: Each woman will receive a customized program based on her own unique circumstances.

Our programming is based on four pillars of care, including:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Well Being
  • Community Engagement
  • Life/Job Skills & Education

Alternatives Pregnancy Center
Waterloo, IA

Since 1991, Alternatives Pregnancy Center has provided services to thousands of men, women and families, all free of charge. We exist to be a first stop for people facing an unplanned pregnancy, to address at risk sexual behavior and to help build healthy families. We provide our clients with free pregnancy tests, free STD Tests, and free ultrasounds. We’ve supported couples through the adoption process and assisted many others on their journey to become successful parents. Our parenting program provides pregnancy and parenting education, emotional and spiritual support and free material assistance.