Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW) was started by Presbyterian women in 1977. Over the last three decades, the organization has provided chaplaincy and transition education programs for incarcerated women at the Raleigh Unit of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women (NCCIW), formerly known as the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women (RCCW). We became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2004 and changed our name and broadened our scope in 2013 to continue to support the pre- and post-release of women and to collaborate with other organizations to deliver important job and life skills to aid the women we serve.
IPMW’s mission is “to build bridges of hope for women in prison, before and after release – through pastoral care, religious services, education, job training and life skills necessary for productive reentry into communities.”
The overarching goal of the organization is to provide a long-term solution to helping women stay out of prison through love, self-discipline, emotional intelligence, practical assistance and strong support systems. Since 1977, thousands of women have received services through the organization. Our chaplaincy programs take place within the unit and serve over 400 women each year. IPMW’s transitional education takes the ministry into the community to assist women with their post-release support network. We partner with nonprofit service providers, faith-based organizations and area businesses to help women secure their post-release needs.
Ministry for Women
112 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Copyright 2013 by Presbyterian Prison Ministry d/b/a Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women