||Empowering Women Out of Prison
Building on the strength of that foundation, EWOP’s inside-out process is strategically designed for long-term life change and success.
Our mission begins inside the prison system with a rigorous application and screening process of eligible women in the prison. Currently all women incarcerated in Texas are invited to apply. The application process is in-depth, including details of past life decisions, desire for transformation, plans for reentry and an expressed need to change. Executive volunteers and EWOP staff conduct applicant interviews and then a scoring system is used to determine participants. All participants must have a high school diploma or completed their GED. Successful applicants must demonstrate the necessary intellect and a willingness to learn, grow as a person and transform their lives.
||FaithWorks of Abilene
Our mission is to help the underemployed, through personal, career, academic and spiritual development, acquire the confidence and skills for gainful and long-term employment.
FaithWorks is different from other job-training programs. We want to help you choose not just a job, but a career. You will learn how to turn your interests and abilities into the opportunity of a lifetime. As a participant in the program, you will receive:
· Career Guidance
· Job-Seeking Skills
· Spiritual Development
Together with our partners Smile for Success, we are giving HOPE and transforming lives in our community! Homelessness is a circumstance and not an identity and we want our women and children to know that their circumstance can be changed and their lives restored by our partners in the community who desire an opportunity to help make HOPE happen. Smiles for Success can help someone in need of dental services have the confidence she needs to change her life and her situation.
At a time when we all feel particularly divided, we can unite together to bring Hope and healing to the women in our community in need of healing!
Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socio-economic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives.
Program services offered to our residents include:
· Counseling and case management
· On-site addiction treatment services
· Family reunification
· Educational services
· Employment assistance and placement
· Supportive community environment
· Life skills training
Upon successful completion of the Marian House I program, residents are assisted with referrals to other housing programs. Family housing is available through the Marian House Family Program.
Our Road to Success workforce development pilot project helps the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they can earn a living wage. We provide comprehensive support services through the first year of employment.
Program services include:
· Provide training on soft skills.
· Connect to additional education and training support (if needed).
· Job Training
· Education opportunities
· Transportation assistance.
· Childcare programs.
· Clothing/uniform providers.
· Health care.
· Language support.
· 211 information and referrals.
||Women’s Bean Project
Women’s Bean Project is a transitional employment program serving women who have struggled to obtain and maintain employment. When we hire women, they enter the role of production assistant and work in our food manufacturing business, making and packaging all the products we sell.
Women are in our program for 7 months, after which they graduate into an entry-level, career-building job. The core curriculum of courses consists of:
· Dress for Success
· Financial Literacy from Academy Bank
· Computer Literacy from Denver Public Library
· High School Equivalency Courses from CEO
· Ongoing Therapeutic Workshops from Street’s Hope
In addition to our core curriculum of classes, we offer a breadth of secondary courses that may be available to women throughout their time at Women’s Bean Project.