Dr. Kit Ford founded Argrow’s House in 2017, following a traumatic and violent sexual assault. She realized that there was a need for a safe space, where women who had been assaulted could come and heal. There are support groups, Bible studies, financial classes, cooking classes, and holistic services like art therapy, massage, yoga, and more. Argrow’s House is also a social enterprise – “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 products are handmade in the kitchen of Argrow’s House, then sold online and in stores across the area.
Dr. Ford was selected as a 2019 National Jefferson Award recipient of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Awards for Outstanding Public Service Benefitting Local Communities.