Benedict Center Inc
Rating: 5 stars 5 5 reviews
135 W Wells St Ste 700 Milwaukee WI 53203 USA
THE BENEDICT CENTER WORKS WITH VICTIMS, OFFENDERS, AND THE COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE A SYSTEM OF JUSTICE THAT IS FAIR AND TREATS EVERYONE WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT THE AGENCY'S OVERALL GOALS ARE TO - OFFER REAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE TO WOMEN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW THROUGH THE WOMEN'S HARM REDUCTION PROGRAM, A HOLISTIC, GENDER-RESPONSIVE JAIL AND PRISON ALTERNATIVE, GROUNDED IN EDUCATION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT,-ADVOCATE FOR FUNDAMENTAL SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Each year the Benedict Center serves up to 400 involved with the criminal justice system in Milwaukee. Women referred to the Center are in need of basic educational and employment skills, substance-abuse treatment, trauma counseling, anger and stress management and cognitive behavior development. About 72 percent of women served by the program are African American and Latina, with an average age of 34. Nearly 80 percent report a diagnosis of some form of mental illness. Additionally, 78 percent of participants report they have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused. Only 25 percent are employed. Many can’t hold jobs because they lack the skills or experience or because of behavioral problems associated with drug and/or alcohol abuse or mental health issues. Many suffer the consequences of abject poverty, have inadequate, unsafe housing or no housing at all, and most have educational achievement at the 5th or 6th grade level.
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The BENEDICT CENTER HAS HELPED ME WITH MY LIFE BY OVER COMING THE OBSTACLES I FACE. I GOT A SECOND CHANCE TO BECOME SOMEONE THAT MY FAMILY MEMBERS CAN LOOK UP TO AS A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL. I RAN FOR TEN YEARS AND I THOUGHT MY LIFE COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER. BUT I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE BENEDICT CENTER AND MY LIFE HAS BEEN EXPANDING EVER SINCE I'VE JOINED THE CENTER. I'VE TAKEN THREE GED TESTS AND AM WORKING ON OPENING UP MY OWN DAYCARE. WITHOUT THE CENTER I DONT KNOW HOW MY LIFE WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT. I APPRECIATE THE BENEIDICT CENTER VERY MUCH. PAT
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OVERCOMING MY ADDICTION, GAINING MY EDUCATION AND GETTING ON A CAREER PATH.
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