Together, lets STOP the epidemic of generational incarceration!
Mentoring can dramatically reduce the rate of recidivism.
HIM4Her Mentoring is a unique re-entry program designed to mentor women inside and out of prison. We work with high-risk inmates approved by the Department of Corrections. We utilize a “village mentorship” approach and provide extensive training so that no one carries the weight of mentorship alone. Mentors meet with their mentees inside of prison and up to two years post release. Our HIM4Her mentee leaves prison feeling empowered by a community ready to help her implement immediate and future goals. Our army of volunteers is extensive; we collaborate with lawyers, therapists, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, ministry leaders and more. Everyone is driven to help break the vicious cycle of incarceration, impacting entire generations to come!
By bridging the the gap between the prison populations and community resources, we can usher these women into a brand new world of opportunity, victory and potential in Jesus Christ.
Mentors meet with women before and after their release and help women think about opportunities and next steps, including:
Why our work matters:
There is no other program that is formatted quite like this one. There are many, great re-entry programs for men. Sadly, there are not many for women. Our program provides extensive training for our “village mentorship” approach. We work to empower the mentees to set future goals and implement them. The structured approach is rooted in bible study and prayer support teams for both mentors and mentees.
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
The need to help reduce recidivism by giving offenders a second chance in Jesus Christ, is great. Here are some staggering facts:
USA PRISON STATISTICS
Over 2.3 million adults are incarcerated in jails and prisons today (1 in every 100 adults). 95% of those will be released (Pew, 2008).
On average $23,876 of tax payer dollars are spent for each inmate per year in the USA (Pew, 2008).
Over 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent (The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2010).
One in ten prisoners will be re-incarcerated within three years of their release from prison (Pew, 2011).
WOMEN SPECIFIC STATISTICS
There are now almost eight times the number of women in prison than there were 30 years ago (HARD HIT: The Growth in the Imprisonment of Women, 1977-2004, Institute on Women & Criminal Justice, 2006).
Men are roughly 10 times more likely to be in jail or prison, but the female population is growing at a far faster rate (Pew, 2008).
The number of women prisoners is projected to grow by 16% by 2011, while the male population will increase by 12% (Public Safety, Public Spending: Forecasting America's Prison Population, Pew, 2007).