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We're growing and serving more women!
In January 2020, Women of Hope acquired the assets of Women's Reentry Ministry, including Dinami House, a transitional home for women in reentry. Dinami House can provide transformational living for up to 6 women.  Dinami House is the 3rd transitional home owned and operated by Women of Hope.  Shady Oak (below, left) is home to a family in transition.  Ariya's House (below, right) is home to women in recovery and reentry.
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Programs and Services Temporarily Disrupted by COVID 19
The major issues that women face after release from prison are: Re-establishing a home and family life, including regaining legal and physical custody of children; finding affordable housing; securing employment that pays a sufficient income; and meeting other basic needs.  Our "Strengthening the Inner Me" program conducted inside Northeast Ohio Reintegration Center helps prepare the women for reentry into their community.  

Carried over from Women's Reentry is a weekly peer support group, Living in the Solution, held at Northstar Reintegration Center.  This program gives women a safe space to share their struggles, concerns and fears in a group lead by formerly incarcerated women who serve as role models and mentors.

Note: Both these programs are currently on hold but we look forward to offering these critical services again soon.
A Challenging Time for Vulnerable Populations
For women in any type of transition, whether reentry, homelessness or insecure housing, the current economic and environmental circumstance adds another level of obstacles and distress.

Imagine coming home from a prison sentence, only to find you can't visit and hug the loved ones you've longed to see.  You can't get identification, unemployment is at an all-time high and public transportation is a health risk.  Imagine that all the goals you set for those first 30 days are further down the road than you can see.

Women of Hope has continued to open its doors to women returning home and the need is even greater now to help them stay grounded and supported during this time.  Our services still include case management, recovery meetings, housing, meals and clothing assistance.

Can you help us continue to provide housing, meals and other assistance for our clients?  
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Here's a peek at what we've been up to at home......
Whether making cards or decorating facial masks, our residents experience the therapeutic value of arts and creativity.
Women of Hope has also provided the Strengthening The Inner Me (STIM) program to over 100 homeless women veterans at the Veteran's Domiciliary (shelter).  Women veterans experiencing homelessness have very similar needs and challenges as women in reentry.  They have served our country but find themselves homeless as a result of various traumatic experiences.  PTSD, hypertension and depression contribute to the challenges of gaining and maintaining stability.  Our program is designed to help them lead fulfilling and vibrant lives again.
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Women of Hope is an IRS 501C3 registered nonprofit organization.

Contact us today for more information on how you can get involved.  Call our office at 216-526-5929 or visit our website at 
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