Reawakening Resource Kit
Our Reawakening Resource Kit is now available online. You’ll find helpful information on finding activities and community resources that fit your needs and interests. Includes medical and legal support, employment and education, dealing with family issues, finding the right support group and much more.
A New Beginning
I can’t explain the kinds of wonderful, exhilarating feelings I had when I found out I was coming to TJ’s. I knew I had worked hard to get this chance and I couldn’t wait to see my new home. When we pulled up I felt overwhelmed, but I just hoped and prayed I wouldn’t make any mistakes, that I would find a job and see my family.
The staff gave me some necessities and papers to sign. The packet of rules was a thick one but I read it thoroughly and it seemed very fair, nothing I couldn’t do. They escorted me to my new room and said, “Welcome, relax, and eat what you want.” What a great feeling I had! I felt like a new person.
I have so many great opportunities here and I am so thankful there are programs like this before we are released from prison. Foundation is the key, and this is a great stepping stone. I personally feel that everyone needs a TJ’s before they go home.
If you ask me what I need during my transition back to the community, I would say, “The kind of help I need in the community is kindness.” Kindness is the best welcome anyone could have.
Mahalo to our Sponsors, Community Partners,
Donors, Interns, and Volunteers
We appreciate the generous support of each and every one of you. Thank you for dedicating your time, efforts and financial support to helping women sucessfully transition from prison to the community.
For a list of donors, our wish list and more ways to help out, please see our Get Involved page: