About Craine House
Craine House gives women a second chance by providing an alternative to traditional incarceration. This unique work-release program provides a safe and structured, home-like setting where women may live with their pre-school-aged children. We’re the only program of this kind in the Midwest that allows women to live with their children.
While living at Craine House, women are required to seek and maintain employment, pay rent, and go to counseling. Not only does this help the women and children of Craine House, but it helps the community. Taxpayer burden is reduced and recidivism rates for women at Craine House are lower than average. The average recidivism rate for Craine House is 24% —while, according to Pew, the national average as of 2018 was 37%.
The women of Craine House learn and practice life skills essential to breaking the generational cycle of incarceration to ensure brighter futures for themselves and their children.
What Craine House Needs
Our facility is a priority for us as this is where we give the women of Craine House a safe place to live, heal, and better their lives and the lives of their children. As you can imagine, the facility upkeep and expenses cost us quite a bit of money every year. We’ve also recently learned that our facility will need a major overhaul of the current internal water structure and plumbing system.
Because of this news, we are kicking off a fundraising campaign —our goal is to raise $40,000 over the next year and we need your help to get there! The money will be used to cover the cost of the new plumbing system and any remaining funds will go towards our regular maintenance costs for the year.