Brigid's Hope 

Brigid's Hope provides services to women ages 35 and older who are in transition from incarceration to self-sufficiency by providing housing, mentoring, spiritual support, and coordination of other relevant resources.

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

Just in 2019, our program has had an immense impact on all those involved.

 

  • It served a total of 31 women

 

  • Since 1999, the program has a minimal recidivism rate, less than 10%

    • This means that less than 10% of women who graduated the program went back to prison
       

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

  • A total of 4,428 volunteer hours were recorded

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

(713) 220-9737

Physical: 1212 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Mailing: 1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX, 77002, USA

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