Living Water’s mission is to help disenfranchised & formerly incarcerated women, who are struggling with addictions, to overcome their weaknesses and nurture their strengths so that they may become vital members of the community.
The Problem: With little more than the proverbial bus ticket and pocket money, one hundred and seventy seven women are released from prison daily and told to stay out of trouble. There are many others in trouble, fortunate enough not to descend into the depths of jail, yet still imprisoned by addictions, lifestyles and circumstances beyond their control. Much more attention is given to the high number (600,000) returning annually from state and federal prisons but what about the more than 7 million returning from local jails. Solution? Read more
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë,
Our Solution Living Water for Women has established a structured transitional home for women who are struggling with addictions, who may have been incarcerated. These women are already living in the midst of our communities, so why not provide them with adequate housing along with counseling and job training to keep them off our streets, thus reducing criminal activity.
While our program provides basic needs, such as food, clothing and toiletries, we rely upon outside support to enable us to provide life skills, job training, spiritual guidance, counseling and mentoring. We all stand to gain if we can help these women become productive members of society again. This way they can help other women follow in their footsteps, becoming citizens of value and ultimately making our communities safer. Consider volunteering if you have a skill that would benefit our women!