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Formerly incarcerated women need support when they return to their families and community. The organizations listed here offer a variety of services, from advocacy and policy research to family reunification, housing, job assistance and therapy. Please visit their websites for specific details.
A New Way of Life (ANWOL) addresses the challenges of community re-entry by providing critical resources and support for formerly incarcerated individuals — especially women — along with their children. ANWOL provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing; works to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people (FIPs); and empowers, organizes and mobilizes FIPs as advocates for social change and personal transformation.
Amity uses the internationally recognized therapeutic community model of treatment, which emphasizes a total change in lifestyle, not just dealing with drug usage. Five decades of research consistently finds that longer stays in treatment lead to better outcomes — and long-term recovery/success.
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people.
Angel’s Safe Home is a safe place for formerly incarcerated women who need a home due to unfortunate life choices or situations. Our mission & vision is to help women get their lives back on track through offering them a safe, healing, environment so they can focus their attention on job security, sobriety, mental health progression, etc.
Ardella’s House is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. Our program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life.