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Attitudes & Attire® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency. Our program provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics and build the confidence necessary to develop successful life skills. Our vision is to build confidence and change lives of the women we serve.
Founded by Lyn Berman in 1996, Attitudes & Attire® addresses areas not traditionally covered in workplace training including raising self-esteem and providing work-appropriate attire. We offer three programs:
Our Core Program (job readiness and self-esteem) consists of three workshops designed for women to recognize their self-worth, create a positive image and improve job-search skills. Upon completion of the workshops, each participant is invited to select workplace appropriate clothing from our beautiful boutique stocked primarily with donations from the community.
Hopeful Smiles™, founded in 2006, is a partnership with area dentists to restore the oral appearance of women whose teeth and gums have been damaged by poverty, substance abuse, neglect, etc.
Introduced in 2012, Boots to Heels assists women in the military community with the transition from military to civilian life by focusing on job readiness.
Since the agency’s inception, more than 21,000 women have acquired tools to build the confidence they need to succeed.
Founded by Lyn Berman in 1996, the idea for Attitudes & Attire® was simple — build the self-esteem of women entering the workforce and provide professional interview attire. As the success of the Attitudes & Attire® agency became recognized, more and more social service agencies began referring clients. Over the years, Lyn steadily grew the organization with the support of countless volunteers, donors, and sponsors.
In 2006, we recognized our clients would benefit from restorative dental care. With a core group of dedicated dental professionals leading the charge, other dentists were recruited and the program has transformed the smiles of deserving women ever since.
In 2012, we noticed an influx of our clients mentioning their military service. Recognizing they had unique needs, the conversation was started about having a confidence building and self-esteem workshop specifically for military women. After much research, we discovered no other agencies in our area were targeting this specific population – women veterans – thus Boots to Heels was born. The demand for the program far exceeded our expectations.
2016 marked a very special milestone for Attitudes & Attire® — the 20th anniversary of the agency. As we reflect back to previous years, we have the opportunity to see how much we have grown.
In 2017, we had the foresight to identify another population that could benefit from Boots to Heels – spouses. As a result, we expanded our program to include female spouses of those who serve/served in the military.
Things are full speed ahead. We continue to host our annual fundraiser luncheon and fashion show where we honor outstanding members of the community and feature first hand success stories. All of our programs are thriving and we look forward to many more years of making a difference. We hope you will join us on this journey.
Baron and Blue Foundation
Boone Family Foundation
Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust
Carry The Load
David M. Crowley Foundation
The Dallas Foundation
Dallas Women’s Foundation
George and Fay Young Foundation
M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
Graham & Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation
W.P. & Bulah Luse Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
Northwood Woman’s Club
Rotary Club of Park Cities Foundation Fund
Harold Simmons Foundation
Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust
Washington Federal Foundation
Women of Saint Michael
George and Fay Young Foundation
Dallas Market Center
Mary Kay, Inc.