Hope Rising for Women in Reentry
More than 650 women are released from incarceration in Arkansas each year. The challenges these women face seem insurmountable and there isn't enough help to go around. Hope Rises is working to change that with our unique, research-based, gender-responsive model.
Self esteem building, trauma healing, spiritual wellness, healthy relationships
Safe and supportive housing, health assessment, healthy eating and cooking, physical activity
Women in recovery, relapse prevention, AA/NA meetings
Job readiness & career readiness, social entrepreneurship, financial literacy and planning
Engage & serve community, pursue community initiatives, public awareness & advocacy
Mindfulness, mental health counseling, activities for mental wellness (gardening, exercise, art, yoga and meditation)
It's not enough to put a roof over her head. That's why Hope Rises has built a supportive community living environment for 8 women. Our 6-month residential program gives residents a structured, compassionate, and holistic environment to recover from trauma and addiction. These are women who are willing to work daily on their physical, mental, and spiritual health in order to heal. Our community welcomes women directly from prison, provides support, counseling, yoga, step studies, gardening, healthy eating, support groups, classes, and employment assistance. Our goal is to positively address and assist in EVERY facet of life from getting an ID to staying sober to reconnecting with family members and children.
Images of Women in Reentry
Photographer and student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service conducted her thesis research through an ethnographic study of the needs of women in reentry. She spent three months with the residents of the Hope Rises Wellness & Recovery House capturing images and conducting interviews. Her photography reveals the women in their daily lives and their healing journeys through the Hope Rises program.