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Fund housing for formerly incarcerated women

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Fund housing for formerly incarcerated women

Welcome home women like Jamie

One of the bright spots to come out of this pandemic is the story of our friend Jamie.**

Jamie is currently incarcerated in federal prison and has two years left on her sentence. Due to recent policy changes due to the pandemic, she was offered early release if she could find somewhere to go. Thankfully, Jamie had a great friend on her side who found Benevolence Farm. Our farm house is at capacity so we had to get creative. We were able to secure an apartment to rent for a reduced rate. Not only will Jamie get out early, she will also have a safe home to reset and catch her breath.

Benevolence Farm exists to provide formerly incarcerated women like Jamie with housing, employment, and wraparound services they need to successfully re-integrate back into the community. Women without a home plan often struggle to also find employment. Employment, or lack thereof, is a major predictor of whether someone returns to prison within three years of release. At Benevolence Farm, we have served 19 women in the past three years and only one woman was lost to the prison system. We know our support systems work and we want to make sure as many women as possible can benefit from them.

We are so excited by stories of women like Jamie who are able to leave incarceration and start a new life. Can you help us turn this house, and many others, into a home for formerly incarcerated women?

  • $25 purchases essential toiletries for Jamie’s new apartment
  • $50 purchases a Food Lion grocery gift card
  • $100 supplies Jamie with a Benevolence Farm Welcome Home Kit
  • $200 pays for a month of utilities
  • $250 pays for one month’s rent

**Jamie is a pseudonym to protect our residents' identities.

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