I knew I had to move past my own struggles…

After going through a particularly painful time in my life, I knew it was time to refocus.  I needed to get my mind off my own struggles and invest in others and began asking God where He could use me.  About that time I learned about the ministry of Changed Choices.  Though I had no […]

Incarceration 101

Katrina, our Pre-Release Manager, was incarcerated from 2008-2016.  During a recent conversation, she shared with our team that it costs an incarcerated person about $100 a month for personal needs while in prison.  An audible gasp could be heard. “You arrive only with the clothes on your back.”  Each women is fitted for a uniform […]

Maternal Incarceration

60% of women in state prisons, and 80% of women in jails or detention centers have minor children.  Most are the primary caretaker when not incarcerated, so the increasing number of women in prisons means more and more family disruption and insecurity.  Incarcerated women and their families suffer from lack of face-to-face contact; because there […]

Second Chance Employment

Thank you to the Charlotte Observer for sharing this story https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article259654320.html