Helping America's most vulnerable™

Sisters Helping Sisters

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

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

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Location

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

Participants

Female inmates at MCF-Shakopee who are nearing release

Fees

Free of charge

 
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“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
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  • 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