Help us reach our goal of providing housing for women in need.
The WomenFirst Clean and Sober Continuum Care Program will provide a place for women to stay after completing transitional housing programs, treatment, or working with the state to reunite with their children. Currently, there is a lack of long-term continuum care for women and children; they often wait months for their names to be called on the housing waiting list. This wait can lead to behaviors that create a cycle of destruction.
Will you help us reach our $39,000 goal?
Our support begins in the correctional facility
WomenFirst Reintegration Peer Mentor program begins serving women six months prior to their release out of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. This first phase is to build relationships, make connections, develop trust and get to know more about the women we will be serving for the next year beyond release. We’re there on the day of their release to be of support, if needed, to celebrate and acknowledge their first day of their journey reentering the community.
Then we help women reenter the community
Once women have been released from prison, they will move into transitional housing or treatment centers for a temporary stay from 30 to 180 days while working on their recovery, gaining skills, and preparing to take the necessary steps to reenter back into the community. They also begin seeking employment that will provide them with the stability they need and an income to find permanent housing once they complete the program. Permanent housing is critical. The majority of the women face barriers finding permanent housing. It causes pain and suffering, which can lead to destruction and causes delay of process to their journey for success.
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And provide them with housing
WomenFirst clean and sober long-term continuum care will bridge the gap and meet the housing needs for women. We’ll provide them with a safe and stable home for up to two years at an affordable rate so women then can continue to thrive, strive, rebuild their lives, reunite with their children, and participate within the programs that will prepare them to become responsible and accountable tenants.