Returning to the community from prison or jail is a complex transition for formerly incarcerated individuals as well as for their families and communities. Upon reentering society, people are likely to struggle with substance use, lack of adequate education and job skills, limited housing options, and mental health issues.
Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women brings its work outside the walls of the prison through various initiatives in partnership with other local providers, nonprofits, government agencies and formerly incarcerated individuals through case management, practical assistance, resource and referral support, post-release mentoring and housing subsidies.
We are excited that our new women's reentry project - based in part of the successful model of A New Way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angeles, CA - will allow us to add housing and comprehensive post-release services to the programming mix.
Supportive services and referrals to resources across the state to justice-involved women in the early days of their release, or who find themselves needing renewed support during a life transition.
1:1, group, peer and Reentry Support Circle mentoring to formerly incarcerated women. Some of these programs include subsidized housing. Please click here for more information about these programs and how to become a mentor.
Reentry bags for women who have resided at the Raleigh Unit for more than 30 days, providing practical assistance to women for their first weeks and month out of prison, while their attention is necessarily focused on re-acclimating to the broader society and securing employment, housing, transportation and reuniting with their families. Please click here for more information about this program that relies on the generous support of community partners like you.
Through partnerships with Catholic Charities, Wheels4Hope, The Green Chair Project, Dorcas Ministries, and others, IPMW refers women in our programs for much-needed resources including housing, transportation, furniture, clothes and more.
IPMW is a member of the Wake County Local Reentry Council, the Community Partners Network, the North Carolina Association of Women Reentrants and their Children, the Second Chance Alliance, and other organized networks of individuals, nonprofits and agencies that that offer assistance, resources and advocacy to help formerly incarcerated individuals to become productive citizens and reduce recidivism and victimization.