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Brigid's Hope

This program provides services to women ages 35 and older who are formerly homeless and previously incarcerated.  

The primary goal of the program is to reduce the number of women returning to the criminal justice system by providing resources that empower participants to lead safe and productive lives and thereby continuing the program's success rate of less than 10% recidivism.

Program Eligibility

Clients are interviewed by referral. To be considered for the Brigid's Hope program, you must have:
 

  • Been previously incarcerated or jailed at some point in your life

  • Referred by a social worker or case manager from a half way house, STAR Drug Court, or treatment program, with 3 months documented sobriety

  • High school diploma or GED

  • An evident personal desire to make a change

  • Qualify for New Hope Housing based on HUD criteria

Program Guidelines

To be successful in the Brigid's Hope program, you will be expected to:

  • Remain alcohol and drug free

  • Follow rules for Brigid's Hope and New Hope Housing (a Single Room Occupancy residential community), which include but are not limited to:

    • Attending weekly community meetings

    • Attending weekly group therapy sessions

    • Attending a religious/spiritual meeting weekly

    • Attending 12-step meetings and having a sponsor​​

  • Be dedicated to achieving success​

Results

In 2020:

 

  • 29 women were served and 14 successfully exited the program

  • 29 women volunteered to be mentors to Brigid's Hope participants
     

  • A total of 1,036 volunteer hours were recorded

Since 1999, the program has maintained a minimal recidivism rate of less than 10%.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT OUR BRIGID'S HOPE STAFF

REGINA WALKER, LMSW

Program Director

713-590-3318

rwalker@beaconhomeless.org

JOY MATTHEWS

Resident Advisor