Success Stories

For more than 170 years, WPA has partnered with justice-involved women and their families.  Theirs are stories of courage, resilience, fortitude, gratitude, and second chances.  We invite you to meet some of the women and children that WPA has had the privilege of working with over the years, as they share their personal journey into, through, and out of the criminal justice system.  We hope you are as inspired as we are everyday.

                  Tamika' Story                                             Michette's Story        

         

                  Abria's Story         

Darlene

Darlene is fifty-five years old and has been living with HIV since 2005. Darlene was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and held at the Rose M. Singer Correctional Facility on Rikers Island. Read More >


Vivian

I grew up in the foster care system, and by my mid-20’s, I had four children of my own. My life was never stable. Read More >


Luz

I always tell people that my son saved my life, but it was at WPA that I found the strength to stay sober. Read More >


Alice

My name is Alice and I just graduated from High School. Read More >


Tavian

My name is Tavian and I just finished 5th grade. Read More >


Jennifer

I am an artist and a miracle. Read More >


"WPA provided an environment where I could achieve my goals."
- Jennifer, Former WPA client
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