Building new lives
beyond prison walls.
Helping Women Build New Lives.
Changed Choices is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions made to
Changed Choices are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Changed Choices provides a powerful local alternative. Our clients have remarkable success building new, better lives after prison. Less than 4% of our women return to jail - making Changed Choices a leader in providing support to women who have been incarcerated and come home to Mecklenburg County.
Any woman who has at least two years of incarceration ahead of her may apply to become a client of Changed Choices. The application must come with a professional referral from someone who has known the prospective client for at least two months. Those applying must:
All of us make unfortunate choices. But when bad choices land a woman in jail or prison - separated from her children, her parents, her work, her life - time behind bars can serve as a wake-up call. And when women hear that call and open their hearts and minds to a new way
of life, Changed Choices steps in.
Changed Choices succeeds by helping our clients develop their strengths while we holistically attend to each woman's individual needs. We rely heavily on volunteers and donors to help us meet those needs. We invite you to join this radical and effective effort to help women make new and better life choices.
As followers of Christ, our aim is to provide mental, emotional, physical and spiritual assistance to highly motivated women both during their incarceration and as they transition back into society, thus enabling them to make positive changes in their lives and to achieve self-sufficiency.
Through grace and determination, Changed Choices clients overcome their past and present obstacles. They become role models to their children, productive employees and inspiring members of our community. We are proud of the resilient, hard-working women we work with!