Simply put, we are women helping women make better decisions.
Our Goal: to increase the likelihood of a smooth, permanent transition back into society for women who have been incarcerated. By developing skills that enhance self-sufficiency and locus of control, our students learn to make better choices and achieve greater control over their lives.
Incarcerated women often come from backgrounds with few opportunities for learning how to make positive decisions. Instead, they tend to react impulsively, to flee difficult situations by abusing alcohol or other drugs, or to simply float along, letting others (men, in many cases) decide for them. Institutionalization further erodes self-esteem and personal responsibility. Yet in order to be paroled, an inmate must make important decisions about employment and housing, just for starters.