Hi, my name is Kiwan N. Fitch. I am the CEO of The Kiwan N. Fitch, LLC. I created my company with a simple mission: to equip “women in transition” with the resources needed for VICTORY! I want them to ACHIEVE success in all areas of your life: mental wellness, physical wellness, education, parenting and economics.
I am proud to present “Confessions of a Welfare Mom: An Urban Anthology of Personal Experiences”. As a nation we are experiencing record numbers of women who are reaching out for assistance, it is a great time to LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
Confessions of a Welfare Mom is a book that spotlights women who are currently or have at one point in their life time been on any form of public assistance. This includes: TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), FI (Family Independence), FOOD STAMPS, GENERAL ASSISTANCE, MEDICAID, and OTHER STATE AND COUNTY RUN PROGRAMS. The book will be a composite of the many faces of welfare.
As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a Nonprofit Organization, I created welfare to work programs, for women who were assigned to our location as a “work site” as a condition of their obtaining benefits. My coordinator and I made sure that our activities were all in line with assuring the full success of the women who we came in contact with. I began this project first as a way to help them see where the cycle of dependency began and identify where, when and how it will end for them.
Then as a way to share my personal story; I too now qualify for Food Stamps for the first time in almost 14 years. As the project progressed, I later opened it up to include women who were no longer receiving assistance and are now business owners or career women who are role models for using the systems available to them in order to achieve success in their own rite.
I’m honored that so many women were able to search within their lives and decide to share their stories. It is the hope of this project that women will read the stories and get hope. Hope for a future, hope for success, and that they will know that there is always hope.
This project was also designed with a business model in mind. I wanted women who submit to the project to be able to share in the profits. All contributors are invited to purchase the book at wholesale price in order to sell it at retail price, thus keep the difference for their own profit.