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Strong Prison Wives and Families, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Counseling, Humanities, Mental Health

Mission: To provide a support network designed to help prison wives & families break the cycle, defy stigma & reduce recidivism.

Results: As our non profit community grows, so do the demands of our members. We are currently looking to add additional programs for our members to meet their needs.

Target demographics: all prison wives and family members globally

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25,000 prisoners wives and family members

Geographic areas served: the United States of America

Programs: 1. Online Support Community 2. Girls' Night In Parties (GNI) 3. SPWF Mentoring Program 4. Sister Sorority (Formerly Sister Support Network) 5. Life Class, Book Club

Community Stories

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is a lifeline to so many women (and men) who have loved ones in prison. We are involved in an entirely different world and set of circumstances that most people will never have to experience. Without Ro and the rest of the amazing people involved with this venture so many of us would be lost and not know where to turn for support and understanding. We are the "blacksheep of the family" in this world of judgement and criticism, I fear that without this group for support many women would simply give up hope. This group helps us to continue to be the Strong Women that we are by joining forces, sharing stories and simply loving each other.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm not able to get online much. But reading some of the profiles of some of the members are amazing. I really don't see how some of them have gotten through there significant others incarceration time. My bf is in his 2nd facility to finish his time out. And the way it looks when he is done with this sentence. He will be going to 3rd facility to finish another sentence out. Thanks for being here. Love to you all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i dont even remember how i came across the group but i luv reading all the articles frm different areas as i hve my husband @ the Connally Unit, my grSon @ Briscoe & my nephew @ Estele H.S. keep up the gud work & all the positive input u provide is greatly appreciated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Strong Prison Wife Organization has helped and is still helping my family to keep going with our daily battle. Till this day we have not lost hope and faith for Daddy's homecoming. My husband is currently incarcerated. He will be completing 3 years on October 2017 in a Texas Federal Prison Camp but with Gods willing we are down to 5 months left to this nightmare journey. SPWF not only is a great organization but it helps you understand and communicate with other people dealing with similar issues. We are glad this group exist because when you have someone behind bars no matter the education, the amount of money or career path you have had, no matter the circumstances, as a human being you WILL get looked down on for supporting or loving a "criminal." I AM A PROUD PRISON WIFE. My son and I love Daddy very much and people deserve second chances. SPWF has been our backbone down this entire journey.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Spwf has given me a place to laugh til I cry, vent about daily struggles and become educated in how to be a better wife! thank you to all the volunteers!

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

They have been such a huge impact in my life so I can meet women who are going through the same journey as me .

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site has truly helped me! It's not easy being a prison wife, but knowing that there are other ladies (and gents) going though something similar, and sharing our stories, has truly helped! Knowing I'm not the only one going through this...

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPWF has helped me feel understood and not alone for many years. I feel comfortable sharing my hopes, fears, and problems with the members of this community and they always reply with love and empathy.
Thanks for your hard work and for being there for us!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SPWF is an amazing organization that supports prison Wives and families on levels no other group does. I LOVE SPWF❣️

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My biological family does not except my marriage to an inmate. So I had no one to talk to about my happiness, anger, and pain. Then I found Strong Prison wives and families. They have helped me stay strong and understand that what others think is not as important as what I think. I love my husband and thank the women from this site for being there.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

VERY helpful for me when I need advice or support. It is an invaluable resource.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been a lifeline for me in my journey with my incarcerated fiance. I don't know where I'd be without their support.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Strong Prison Wives and Families is an amazing group! They are extremely supportive! My fiance is incarcerated and this group has given me so much support and hope! He has a little over a year left to serve and then will be coming home! So many people judge you during this experience, but this group is just so wonderful! You get to connect with people all over going through similar situations. This group is truly a blessing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is not only my story but the story of thousands of women across America. Women like myself who have children and histories of love and care for an incarcerated person.
Our story is real, difficult to express to others whose experience isn't like ours, Steong Prison Wives fills a deep void, we find nurture, understanding and wellness in our FB community. I am so happy to have support, it's a neccissity.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this organization it still is my support. I depend on these ladies these prison wives are awesome.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been on their app and Facebook page and it's helped so much. Seeing others going through what I'm going through makes me feel less alone. And it's great to be part of a non judgemental group.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Strong prison wives and family has helped me soo much especially when I was a first timer and I felt lost and like I was alone. I found this group and find friends and loving Administrators that are always there to help. This is a wonderful group I'm very glad to be apart of it

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the support of this organisation I couldn't be as strong or positive in this situation as I am.

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic website with a wonderful bunch of encouraging and supportive ladies. I couldn't find enough kind words about Ro and all the girls on the site.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPWF has helped me beyond belief. Ro's optimism, attitude and overall positive outlook are more inspiring than anything I've ever experienced in life. If this woman can smile and be so happy while dealing with the terrible, unfair situation she is in, none of us have any excuse not to. The live videos are my favorite. Funny and I learn so much. Thank you for all of the support, love and life lessons. I could not have survived this experience without spwf and the life long friends I made through the org. The programs are amazing. Girls Night In is my favorite. It gives me something to do on Fridays and it keeps me sane.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I felt the world had turned its back on me and I had no one to talk to and no one who would listen, my strong prison wives family saved me. Listening to Ro on her live chats is the highlight of my week! This group is my life line.