Argrow’s House: Turning Domestic Violence Survivors into Entrepreneurs

Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope is a safe space for women survivors of violence and abuse. Their services empower women to take the steps needed to protect themselves and move forward successfully.

Offering daily opportunities for healing, the organization meets women where they are and encourages them to accept the support they need. “Argrow’s House is also a bath and body business where women healing from violence and abuse create beautiful bath products that provide a living wage for themselves in a safe space that celebrates who they are.”

The survivor services are diverse and inspiring. From yoga to support groups, to art therapy to cooking classes to spiritual direction, opportunities are offered every night of the week. Argrow’s house seeks to support women and empower them in mind, body and spirit.

They also know it’s important to empower women financially which can be one of the largest hurdles for domestic violence survivors.  To this end, Argrow’s House started a bath and body product business. The products are survivor made! 100% of the proceeds go back to the survivors. And, let me tell you, they are AMAZING!!

I discovered Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope bath and body line at the Stoney Creek Craft and Vendor Show and I LOVE the soap I purchased. The fragrances are delightful (I got raspberry vanilla and sunshine delight). They also have essential oils, body butter, bath balm sets, and bath balm powders. With unique charm, the shape and color of the soap drew me in, and I know I’m going back for other items soon.

Thriving economically and financially makes a world of difference to women fighting to heal and find their true place. I can’t wait to share these fabulous products with my friends and family this holiday season. By giving these gifts, I’m also giving back and empowering women in the Quad Cities.

Recently named the Bethany for Children & Families Community Champion of the Year, Argrow’s House is just getting started on their impact in the Quad Cities community. As founder Dr. Kit Evans-Ford shares, “Healing is a journey, but it’s possible.” We can help make it more likely by supporting women becoming empowered entrepreneurs. #shoplocal #supportwomen #supportsurvivors

What’s not to love about that? To buy products, check out the website: or find them at almost all the local craft shows this holiday season.


About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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