Center for Women in Transition helps women who have recently been released from jails and prisons to the St. Louis area. Women in the program are given transitional housing, case management, referrals to treatment services, help find jobs, and the provision of basic necessities such as food cards, bus passes, clothing, and toiletries.
We help women through…
Mentoring & Advocacy:
The Center for Women in Transition facilitates one-on-one mentoring partnerships between female ex-offenders and volunteer mentors for a period of one year. The organization also advocates, when appropriate, for women to be sentenced to our mentoring program and time in supervised transitional housing rather than prison or jail.
The Center works to influence the perception of key stakeholders in Missouri toward instituting restorative justice practices. This may include victim/offender dialogues and victim impact panels, in courts, the Department of Corrections, schools and communities.
- Transitional Housing:
The Center operates two apartment-style transitional housing facilities: Courtois House, which houses 12 women, and Schirmer House, which houses up to 33 women.
For more information, please visit our website. http://www.cwitstl.org
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