Our Approach

Becoming a Changed choices client

Throughout the year, our staff receives inquiries from women ready for change. Whether through our programming at Mecklenburg County Detention Center or referrals from current clients, our Admissions committee accepts new clients on a quarterly basis. Clients must:

  • Have at least two years remaining of their sentence
  • Be returning to Mecklenburg or surrounding counties post-release

Our process

Our Pre-Release programming focuses on six topics over the span of three years:

  • Identity
  • Purpose
  • Grief
  • Foundations of Faith
  • Boundaries 
  • Soul Care

Vision Plans

In addition to programming, each client works with our Pre-Release Manager to create a personalized Vision Plan including:

  • Goals and action steps that focus on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health (plus a little dreaming)
  • Goals are tracked through monthly check-ins 

I am VERY excited about my Vision Plan. I have never done anything like this. I really thank you for creating a plan specifically designed for me.