Voting Rights Restored…

I want to share this impact story with you. It illustrates how you are making a difference investing your time, talent, prayers and treasure. On most Tuesday evenings some of our staff, volunteers and clients meet at the Ruth Snyder Re-Entry home for dinner followed by Bible study.   A few weeks ago, there were […]

Prison work and wages

Nearly 2/3 of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons work-almost 800,000 people.

It’s Shop for Good Week!

Did you know that July 18 through 23 is Shop for Good Week? You can support the work of Changed Choices by shopping our Amazon list in SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop®! Click here to shop our Changed Choice’s Give Shop. In just a few clicks, items we need are shipped directly to our door and […]

The Power of Self-Advocacy

What is self-advocacy?  It’s a question our staff has been discussing over the past few months as clients share stories of success with us.  Women speaking up about their physical and mental health, diving into relationship work and setting healthy boundaries.  How can we as an organization quantify the power of self-advocacy?  Recently, a pre-release […]

Our Dream

We are often blessed with words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers and stories from the amazing women we serve.  We recently asked them to share how God is working in their lives right now, and share their words and thoughts with you.  The following is from our client, Ronda. One night when I had gone to […]

Can you remember…

Can you remember the last prayer you know wholeheartedly was answered for you?  For two of our pre-release clients, it was earlier this week. V has been working diligently the last few months through a treatment program provided by the state prison.  She has shared her struggles, frustrations and rejoices with our Pre-Release Manager, Lindsay […]

Finding a new way…

Gathering again!  Over the last few weeks, our staff had the opportunity to come together with supporters and friends and connect in conversation.  We loved the chance to share our experiences over the past year and our hopes for 2021 and beyond. Coffee and Conversation with Diane Hunt, Executive Director and CEO What a joy […]

Second Chance and a New Beginning

Can you believe May is almost here?  The last few months have moved so  quickly, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share why April is so  important for anyone impacted by incarceration.  Prison Fellowship declare Second Chance Month for the first time in April of 2017.  More  than 77 organizations joined the nonpartisan […]

Incarceration 101

Diane Hunt, Executive Director and CEO I recently participated in a Changed Choices Volunteer Orientation led by Gail Clark (Director of Volunteer Care).  She shared some interesting statistics and I thought more people needed to know about them.  Since the start of the pandemic, at least 47 inmates have died from COVID-19, while more than […]