What We Do

WPA works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement.  We promote alternatives to incarceration and help women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives.  Inside prison and jail, we are a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.

WPA helps women achieve what is most important to them. Women come to us to:

  • Find safe and affordable housing
  • Prepare for job interviews and obtain employment
  • Reunify with their children
  • Comply with criminal justice mandates and live safe and law-abiding lives
  • Access addiction, health, and mental health services
  • Gain peer support from other women
  • Learn household budgeting and skills for daily life
     

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"I credit WPA for helping me through very difficult times. I am grateful that I got the chance to feel, hurt, cry, confront, heal, and change."
- Luz, Former WPA Client
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