Our Mission

The mission of Restoration Women CWJC Athens is to equip women of Athens, GA and the surrounding area with life and job skills to empower them to walk in freedom and bring restoration to their homes and community.

And the Lord will guide you continually
    and satisfy your desire in scorched places
    and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
    like a spring of water,
    whose waters do not fail.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
    you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
    the restorer of streets to dwell in.

-Isaiah 58:11-12

Our Site Coordinator

Jessica Mathisen

Jessica lives in Athens, GA with her husband and two children. As a former elementary school teacher, Downtown Academy was her most favorite place to teach. She now serves as the Development Director at Athens Pregnancy Center. Her favorite hobbies are reading, writing, and eating chips and salsa. Making new friends and being a part of God's work are some of her greatest joys. 


Our Advisory Council

Cheryl Mallett, Jessica Farriba, Jessica Mathisen, Kari Baker, Matt Powelson, Nikki Johnson

Restoration Women is a CWJC Site

CWJC seeks to provide a Christian environment in which women in need are equipped and encouraged for new life in Jesus, and where they gain job skills for employment in order to enhance their lives and the lives of their families.  

A Ministry of Downtown Life

Downtown Life, a ministry of Downtown Ministries, helps Athens youth and their families build strong, consistent relationships that matter.