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Post-Prison Support Program Survives Through Transfer to Women’s Job Training Agency

Women Living Free, a newly-formed agency that provided women leaving the Arizona prison system with tools and support to break the recidivism cycle, was having difficulty developing the infrastructure to survive independently. Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc. (now part of A New Leaf, after a later merger funded by Lodestar), a well-established women’s job-training organization that had been providing support to Women Living Free, absorbed the program, with Lodestar underwriting the acquisition costs and the subsequent dissolution of Women Living Free. By integrating the successful Women Living Free program into the strong AWEE infrastructure, AWEE was able to quickly become expert in the field and secure millions of grant dollars for the program.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $13,000

Year Granted: 2005

Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years

Grantee: Arizona Women's Education and Employment, Inc. (now A New Leaf)

Location: AZ - Arizona

Grantee Website: Arizona Women's Education and Employment, Inc. (AWEE)