Sisters Helping Sisters

Making the transition from prison to an independent, positive life is a challenge.

one2onewomenweb.jpgAmicus Sisters Helping Sisters is an innovative transitional program, which Female inmates at MCF-Shakopee who are nearing release have the opportunity to participate in.

Location

Amicus office, 3041 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Participants

Female inmates at MCF-Shakopee who are nearing release

Fees

Free of charge

“Being inmates, we feel that no one cares, but you proved us wrong! You have showed us so much love through the Sisters Helping Sisters program. I would recommend anyone to try the program.”

—W.S.

How we help



Phase One: Personal Empowerment

A 12-week group with other female inmates that helps develop personal accountability, inner strength and gain personal empowerment through sharing and support.

Phase Two: Sisters Helping Sisters Connect

(preference given to Personal Empowerment graduates)

A 12-week group focusing on independent living skills as participants prepare for your transition, including:

  • Employment Advantage training, which helps women overcome the stigma of a felony on their record so they can succeed in the mainstream job market
  • Help in developing a goal and action plan
  • Personal one on one support from Amicus staff and volunteers
  • 95%

    of Sisters graduates have stayed out of prison and built new lives

For more information, contact Kristina Tropple White
Phone: 612-277-3008
kristina.tropple@voamn.org