Her current work started out as spiritual retreat nights through her church, for women in local group homes. From reaching out to those women to show them kindness and support, Susan Johnson started volunteering with other organizations doing similar work. People started donating clothes and toiletries to her because they knew she’d make sure those items were given to the women who needed help.
“In volunteering with these organizations and getting to know the women they were serving, it was apparent that there was and is a huge need in San Diego, and not enough resources,” said Johnson, who went on to become co-founder of Alabaster Jar Project, incorporated in 2013. “I want girls and women to know that they are not alone, that there is hope and a way out, and people that care.”