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Let’s Start: A Support Process for Women. INSPIRING HOPE: Changing Women’s Lives. Reentry has challenges: Reunification with children Overcoming addiction Developing a healthy support system Obtaining a job, decent housing and education. MISSION STATEMENT.

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Let s start a support process for women
Let’s Start: A Support Process for Women


Inspiring hope changing women s lives
INSPIRING HOPE: Changing Women’s Lives

Reentry has challenges:

  • Reunification with children

  • Overcoming addiction

  • Developing a healthy support system

  • Obtaining a job, decent housing and education


Mission statement
MISSION STATEMENT

Let’s Start, Inc., a non-profit organization led by and for formerly incarcerated women, aims to break the cycle of incarceration in families by using the personal experiences of its participants to support recovery, educate the community and inform policy.



Support for women
Support for Women

  • Weekly group sessions with available child care

  • Parenting sessions

  • Micro-lending

  • Follow-up referrals

  • Professional counseling


Support for children
Support for Children

  • Bus trips to visit moms in prison

  • Individual and group therapy

  • School-based group sessions

  • Weekly tutoring sessions


Community education and advocacy
Community Education and Advocacy

  • Talks to school, church and community groups

  • Performances of “Stories of Hope”

  • Visits with policy makers


Demonstrated positive outcomes
DEMONSTRATED POSITIVE OUTCOMES

  • Participants will be leaders in the organization, the community and the social/political system.

  • Participants will have supportive family and/or peer relationships that aid their integration into the community.

  • Participants will have improved relationships with their children.

  • Participants will have an impact on the attitudes of policy makers and targeted community groups.

  • Participants will have a lower rate of incarceration and/or re-incarceration than non-participants.


Vision for the future
Vision for the Future

Let’s Start will continue to be a catalyst for change to break the cycle of incarceration and addiction.

Let’s Start will:

  • Empower participants as they return to their families as contributing, self confident women

  • Seek on-going creative interventions for children of incarcerated parents.



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