Helping Women Make the Move from Recovery to Sustainable Life ~ Episode 213 with Hailey Johnston

Jan 17, 2023 | community, Human Trafficking, Mentor, Podcast, Purpose, Redemption, Relevant, Renew, Restoration, Restore


What is your first reaction when you think of a child wanting their art displayed?

Maybe you remember being that child and having your masterpiece displayed.

A smile spreads across the artist’s face when the piece is placed under the magnetic clip or framed for all to see. 

When I moved to Cleveland, I met a young lady whose passion is displaying and selling masterpieces made by the hands of extraordinary ladies in our community. 

Today I am excited to introduce you to my friend and city neighbor Hailey Johnston.

Hailey is the founder and CEO of Project Free 2 Fly.

Her story and mission drew me in, and now I am honored to be a small part of her program.

Hailey works with rehabilitation programs in the area to identify women ready to move from recovery to sustainable life. She hires women and teaches them the skills they need to manufacture the products sold in the shop and online. 

Free 2 Fly acts as a bridge between recovery and sustainability. 

We will talk about how sewing teaches these ladies:

  • Self-confidence 
  • Patience & Perseverance, 
  • Communication skills & Attention to detail
  • Willpower & Strength

And much more!

I was so moved by Hailey’s love for these women and for being part of God’s redeeming story in their lives!


Links mentioned in the episode:

Project Free 2 Fly



Find more information about Our Guest

Hailey Johnston

With a passion for serving in her local community, Hailey paired her skill of sewing and heart for helping women to start Free 2 Fly in late 2013. Alongside her husband, Steven, and two daughters, Hailey and her family are committed to investing in people. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of Free 2 Fly, Hailey enjoys running, gardening, spending time outdoors with her family, and a good home project/renovation with her husband.


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