WHO ARE WE?

Vision: Constructing our Future (COF) was created and continues to be led by previously incarcerated women. Our vision is that previously incarcerated women leaving prison who have a strong desire to restart their lives need to have a home base where they feel supported and welcomed back to the community and to have a path to permanent housing and sustainable employment.

Mission

Constructing our Future (COF) welcomes back previously incarcerated women who have demonstrated a sincere desire to be independent, law abiding citizens upon their return by providing a safe, affordable place to live immediately upon release and a path to permanent, stable housing.

COF surrounds the newly released woman with other women who have taken a similar journey and it prepares them for livable wage jobs, independent living, and family reintegration through: mentorships; connections with necessary resources; assistance with financial, social, and job skills; and access to education, recovery and mental health services.

COF also advocates for public policies that support full reintegration of previously incarcerated women.

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Your donation can help provide a welcoming home and successful reentry for returning citizens in Indiana.
ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN LEAVING PRISON
What does it take to be reintroduced into society?  A group of women from the Indiana Women’s Prison participated in a public policy class to talk about life after prison and what they would need to be successful.  Looking toward the future and the implied promise from Article 1, Section 18 of the Indiana Constitution that, upon their release, they will be reintegrated into society as full citizens, these ladies developed a program that they took all the way to the 2017 Indiana General Assembly. By a unanimous vote, this program, called Constructing Our Future, was endorsed as a reentry program for women leaving prison.

2020 Home Base Fund

Providing a safe, loving, transitional home to pave the way to a smooth integration back into society through our programs and support. We need your support to make this dream a reality for our women - your donation will be matched (up to $10,000) now through December 31, 2020.
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