More than 600,000 individuals return to their communities from State and Federal prisons every year. Transitioning back into society can be overwhelming for those who are formerly incarcerated as well as their families and communities. We must remove these barriers.
Every person leaving incarceration should have housing, the opportunity at a decent job, and health care. A person’s conviction history should not unfairly exclude them from employment, occupational licenses, access to credit, public benefits, or the right to vote. By focusing on prevention, reentry, and social support, rather than incarceration, we can ensure that America is a land of second chances and opportunity for all people.
Women of Honor & Destiny will be donating pre-approved toiletry items for 1500 women in a Texas State jail. Help us reach our donation goal!
Owners Geoff and Marsha Wood hosted and sponsored our first forum.
PowerPoint presentation by WOHAD's president, Janice Freel.
The forum was designed to raise public awareness and solicit support with launching our housing initiative.
Tonya Gaines tells her story and why there's a need for more resources for women involved in the criminal justice system.