Having been both in the Administrative as well as the Ministry area of homeless outreach ministries, we were delighted to team up with Positive Images team. Their director Georgia Foster has such a caring attitude and gives their clients a real chance to succeed.
Positive Images is a great organization. Our Institution has referred many women to them. They offer excellent service to the community. I am thankful that they have been able to serve the women being released from prison.
Thanks again and God bless you!
Sr. Chaplain Faithe Reid-Liburd
As President of Women Expressing Christ at my church The Universal Truth Center, we adopted Positive Images approximately 7 years ago to provide needed services and opportunities to female ex-offenders re-entering the community. This fellowship team found it quite rewarding to assist Mrs. Foster and her organization accepting these women, many who had been imprisoned in excess of 25 years. What amazing services we witnessed and the benefit of the transitional homes, clinical services, referrals, medical, psycho-educational sessions, trainings, employment opportunities and the provision of work clothing positively impacted the lives of the women. Mrs. Foster demonstrated tireless efforts in ensuring women and later men were assessed and offered individualized services developed on their transitional achievement plans. Supervised by a LCSW, Field Educator, Master Level Social Work Interns were used to provide case-management, 12 Step program individual and group counseling, addressed many of their needs and concerns.
As we know, housing and other basic needs are essential to the success of the women and men re-entering our communities. Positive Images Enterprises through the commitment of Mrs. Foster and her staff, offered them various opportunities to secure employment, gain mentoring relationships, develop practical and life skills, use receive clinical services and to become as interdependent as possible. The mentorship program reached out to the men and women prior to their release offering pre-release services in the prisons. Amazingly, we are able to commend many who took advantage of the transitional, re-entry services and are re-acclimated into society with their families, community organizations, employment and Faith. What a benefit Positive Images is the men and women who chose to return to the Miami-Dade and Broward County communities.