Women’s Wellness Foundation believes in second chances. Why? Because no young girl goes to bed at night and dreams of going to prison. Everyone makes mistakes and those mistakes should never squash your dreams of becoming a wife, mother, part of a family or live a productive and fulfilling life. Your journey of reentry with Women’s Wellness Foundation is designed so you can regain self-confidence and realization of your dreams.
Since 2012 we have provided personal care and essential items for women in reentry. We are a 501(c)(3) founded by three women who left prison with little more than the clothes they were wearing and no safe place to call home. Their struggle created a bond of commitment to work together and help other women who faced a similar journey. We are here for you. Our programs address the emotional, social and psychological aspects of recovery and reentry. We provide clothing, personal care & feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, transportation assistance, housing referrals and more.
A staggering 80% of incarcerated women in Ohio were caregivers of their families before going to prison, consistent with the women who attend our program. Nearly 250,000 American children have mothers in prison. Between 1980 and 2011, the number of women in prison grew at a rate of 1.5 times that of men. As of January 2016 there were 4,258 women incarcerated in the state of Ohio. We believe women in reentry have unique challenges not addressed by coed programs.
Continue your second chance journey with us, because we believe in you and second changes.