The Rebuild Your Life Project Summary

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The Rebuild Your Life Project, an empowerment outreach presented by MySavvySisters.Com is a continuous effort to support women during their most extreme life transitions.

To kick off this effort on April 11, 2011, Te-Erika Patterson, the publisher of MySavvySisters.Com gave away everything that she owned and became homeless on purpose to encourage women to teach women how to overcome their fear of failure. She aimed to showcase specific mental strategies women need to overcome failure as well as survival skills needed to make it through a life on the streets so that women would never be held bondage by fear of losing again.

MySavvySisters.Com publisher, Te-Erika Patterson, an inspirational journalist and author spent 4 months as a homeless individual in Hollywood, Florida. During her time as a homeless individual she accomplished the following goals:

1) Organized a job fair for homeless women and women in distress.
2) Raised money for a $650 rental assistance grant for women.
3) Reported on the benefits and pitfalls of the homeless lifestyle.
4) Secured a job as a waitress at Denny’s that enabled her to move up out of homelessness.


The Rebuild Your Life Project was documented daily in writing on MySavvySisters.Com and in a series of 93 videos on our youtube channel, Embrace Your Fantasy. Each video was recorded on a low budget pocket digital camera, edited and hosted by Te-Erika Patterson. You may view the entire documentary at this link.

A few of the mental strategies for success that Te-Erika taught while homeless:

1. Reprogram Yourself
2. You’re Supposed To Be Happy
3. Detach Yourself
4. Be Non Resistant
5. Eliminate Irrational Beliefs
6. Getting Out Of An Abusive Relationship
7. You Are Not A Victim
8. Own Your Greatness
9. Make Peace With Where You Are
10. Redefining Loss

A few of the startling discoveries about homelessness:
Through donations from strangers and Te-Erika’s tips and wages as a server at Denny’s, MySavvySisters.Com sponsored a $650 Rental Assistance Grant For Women.

A Note of Thanks From the Rebuild Your Life Rental Assistance Grant recipient:
“When I received the $650.00 I was very thankful. God is very strong. Thanks to Te-Erika, who had that interest and helped me with the rent. Also, I was very surprised that there are very good people in this country, people that will let all go to help other people. I am a single mother and for me to receive money is a blessing. Thanks Te-Erika. Thanks to my God. Thanks so much for your help.” ~ Teresita Ortiz


On August 13, 2011 Te-Erika was able to say goodbye to the COSAC homeless shelter and the homeless lifestyle and move into a house with new roommates.

The Rebuild Your Life Project didn’t end when Te-Erika moved up out of homelessness. In November, 2011, Te-Erika continued her efforts to empower women by partnering with Denny’s Restaurants to offer employment to women in distress.

On December 20, 2011, 14 South Florida Denny’s Restaurants Will Offer Employment To Those In Need In Support Of The Rebuild Your Life Project

Published Reports Inspired By The Rebuild Your Life Project

You can read Homeless On Purpose, Te-Erika’s investigative report based on The Rebuild Your Life Project published in the Westside Gazette.
Homeless On Purpose – Part 1-What Leads To Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 2 – The Benefits of Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 3 – The Pitfalls of Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 4 – The Homeless Mentality
Homeless On Purpose- Part 5 –Nothing Is Permanent

EBook- The 1% Mentality- The Difference Between The Haves & The Have Nots

12 Key Characteristics that make all the difference between the 1% of America’s wealthy and those who are not. Available For Purchase on Kindle.

The Rebuild Your Life Project continues to accept donations that will fund:

1) Establishing an annual grant to award a single mom with housing and living expenses for 3 months so that she can rebuild her life.
2) Survival give-aways, scholarships and financial assistance awards for women.
4)A redevelopment of MySavvySisters.Com



To Donate By Postal Mail

Address checks to:

Te-Erika Patterson
The Rebuild Your Life Project
P.O. Box 221736
Hollywood, FL 33022

To Donate Online


Paypal donations accepted by sending them to mysavvysisters[at]

To Donate Goods or Services
All goods or services donated to The Rebuild Your Life Project will be used as give-aways for our readers. Please send an email to the Lateenya, our Executive Assistant with details about your company, a photo and your offer.

To leave a voice message of support:
Call 678-590-1487

We would appreciate your support during this endeavor. You may choose to become a partner by contributing a monetary donation to our fund and/or publicly supporting this project by means of a newsletter or press announcement.
During this time Te-Erika Patterson is also scheduling speaking engagements at various homeless shelters, women’s groups, civic organizations, radio and television programs to speak about REBUILDING YOUR LIFE, our website and its mission. I would love to be included in your organization’s next meeting, event or broadcast for an opportunity to share my wisdom, resources and inspiration.
We appreciate your support. You may contact me directly at RebuildYourLife[at]mysavvysisters[dot]com to receive a personal invitation to partner with us.
Te-Erika Patterson

Publisher, My Savvy Sisters

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