Our Place, Dc
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 277
1775 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Suite 800 Washington DC 20006 USA
The mission of our place, dc is to provide support services to women who are in the criminal justice system, as well as pre-release education and support for women who are incarcerated.
Our place dc is a unique non-profit organization in the district of columbia (dc), which is dedicated to providing gender- specific direct service and advocacy to help formerly and currently incarcerated women come back home from incarceration. Our place dc has been responding to the needs of women from the district who are returning home from prison for more than 13 years. Our place dc offers holistic support to women who are rebuilding their lives post incarceration. The women we support through our service delivery share common histories. They are mothers who most commonly come from homes where at least one adult was incarcerated during their childhood. They have histories of substance abuse and domestic violence. As reported through the years, our records indicate that only 15 percent of the women who we support have more than a high school education. Many would lose hope without our place dc services.
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I found out about this organization through this article in the washington post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR2010092705127.html and have been donating to it for 2 years. My review is based on the professionalism of the response to those donations, of both clothing and cash. I have received gracious and personal thank you notes for the cash and detailed itemizations and valuations for the clothing (boxes upon boxes of it), and all of it in a timely manner. They seem to be very clear about what they need and can use (not household items, for instance), and that, along with the polish with which they accept the donations, leads me to think that this is a very well run operation that is making a difference for an important population.
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