Building new lives

beyond prison walls.

MAKING

LIFE CHANGES

CHOICES

for A FUTURE

BETTER

OPPORTUNITIES

Changed Choices is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a range of support services to female inmates in local, state and federal systems. Inmates who continue a relationship with us throughout their incarceration, and who demonstrate a high capacity for complete rehabilitation will be offered additional support upon release while facing the extraordinary challenges of transition.    More...

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What We Do.

GET INVOLVED

Our clients

Our Mission

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!

As followers of Christ, our aim is to provide mental, emotional, physical and spiritual assistance to highly motivated women of all faiths 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.

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.

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.

WHY WE DO IT.  LIVES CHANGED. CHOICES CHANGED,

BECOMING A CLIENT

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:


  • Show a genuine desire to change the course of their lives.
  • Without help, two of three women leaving prison will serve time again.
  • Without help, their children are far more likely to commit crimes that lead to prison.
  • Time in jail devastates families. Society also pays dearly. At the most basic level, our community spends $27,000 per year to keep just one person in prison.

WANTING TO CHANGE IS USUALLY NOT ENOUGH.

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.

 

Changed Choices is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions made to

Changed Choices are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Helping Women Build New Lives.