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Truth Be Told

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Inmate Support, Prison Alternatives, Rehabilitation Services for Offenders, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: We are a non-religious service organization that provides transformational programs through self-discovery for women who are or have been incarcerated, resulting in increased self-worth, accountability and positive contributions to society.

Target demographics: to help women move beyond past abuse and develop a stronger sense of self and emotional resiliency

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 1,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Texas.

Geographic areas served: five women's correctional facilities in Texas

Programs: Talk To Me, Let's Get Real, Living Deeper & Freer, Pay It Forward, Making Connections and Miracles in Human Form — all of which espouse communication skills, community building, caring for self and creative expression for personal/spiritual growth.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

TBT empowers women behind bars to transform into gifted contributors to society. I was an inmate in TDCJ at the Lockhart Unit. I am so blessed to have been sent there. Early on in my sentence I determined to make the time count. TBT taught me to embrace the truth of my story and to recognize patterns, triggers etc. I signed up for every TBT class and special event. Particularly meaningful to me was graduation day when free world people came to.hear our stories. My, my! An amazing experience! TBT brought a drum circle out to the prison! I carried the joy of participating in that circle for months! I wrote everyone I know about the drum circle experience! So spiritual! There is not a day goes by that I don't reflect on my TBT experience.

Karen Joy K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A safe place to be heard, seen, allowed to be you while inside a place where you aren't heard, seen or allowed to be you. Love and respect to the women of Truth Be Told who love the women in white.

1 Roger17

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Helping people "find their voice"is one of the empowering things any of us can do for another. That is especially true for people who have become marginalized from the main stream of society. Finding one's voice gives confidence, changes self-image, puts a person in touch with a purpose for living. I do not know of a better program than Truth Be Told for doing this uplifting and life-changing work. I am deeply impressed by the work being done; it is literally salvaging people's lives. More power to them!