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Women In New Directions (WIND)

Women are released every day from jails and prisons without hope, help, food, clothing, or support. Thrive DC provides them with all of this without restrictions on their sobriety, without time limits, and without judgments over their conviction.

The (WIND) Re-entry Program is designed to assist women who have been recently incarcerated and/or released from jail or prison, back on the road to becoming successful. It consists of five components:

  • Case Management
  • Basic Needs Assistance (meals, toiletries, clothing, etc)
  • Life Skills Education
  • Sobriety Maintenance Assistance and Support
  • Employment Assistance

Program Benefits

Women participating in the WIND program receive the following benefits:

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Small Stipend
  • The Opportunity To Complete Customer Service Training And Certification

Life Skills Education

Moving On Curriculum focuses on maintaining and developing life skills focusing on issues and areas that directly affect how women make choices and live their lives. Groups are interactive and include goal setting, listening and communication skills, healthy relationships, and sustaining the change.

“My father notices a different in me when I come back from meeting with you at Thrive DC.”

Sobriety Maintenance

All participants will be assessed by the substance abuse counselor and referred to treatment and or sobriety maintenance groups as needed.

Thrive DC understands that the road to recovery can be frustrating. We impose no restrictions on access to the program while participants are actively engaged in overcoming their barriers.

“Thank you so much for putting up w/m neuroticism and melt downs. I know it’s your job to do what you do but I thank God you chose to be part of my support system. Not an easy task. You are awesome. When I chat with you I forget all labels. I am not a homeless woman w/a criminal record. With you my bruised ego is alive.”

Employment Support and Job Search Workshops for Ex-Offenders

Workshops focus on job readiness as well as job search techniques. Participants will also be required to complete a resume and perform mock interviews. Topics covered in workshops can be seen on the Employment Program page.

For more information or to join the WIND program, please contact Nicole Price at (202) 503-1531 or nicole@thrivedc.org.