Help Minnesota women transitioning from incarceration to home!
We need your help to make their house a home. Every contribution in any amount brings us closer to our goal.
These funds will go toward furnishing a home for 13 women. We are in need of everything from single beds and frames to dining room and living room furnishings. We Rise! Leadership Collective has secured our first home. The home is located near Minnesota's State Capitol in Saint Paul Minnesota with access to transit, libraries, education and jobs.
Every year more than 37,000 Minnesota women are released from incarceration — and face significant barriers to accessing and maintaining housing. We Rise! is a collective of formerly incarcerated women who are shaping and creating systems change with a transformative, restorative and healing justice lens and a commitment to leadership development. Our belief is that those closest to an issue have the knowledge and wisdom to create the solutions.
We Rise is opening its first Community Home in St. Paul in early 2020. Rather than the more traditional model of institutionally based service providers directing women in the midst of reentry, this innovative approach is based on creating supportive and inclusive community among participants and directly address the key factors impacting women in reentry — economic empowerment, housing, healing from trauma, and family reunification —while developing the leadership of the residents to take action on issues impacting their lives. http://ostarainitiative.org/programs