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.

WANTING TO CHANGE IS USUALLY NOT ENOUGH.

  • Without help, two of three women leaving prison will serve time again.
  • Nearly 80% of women in jail are mothers. The incarceration of a parent causes trauma for children. 
  • Society also pays dearly. At the most basic level, North Carolina spends $36,219 per year to keep just one person in prison.

Women with at least two years of incarceration ahead may be eligible for our wraparound CARE program. The applicant must have ties to Mecklenburg County and submit a professional referral from someone she has known for at least two months. Those applying must:


  • Show a genuine desire to change the course of their lives.

BECOMING A CLIENT

why we do it? Changing choices changes LIVES.

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.

Women in Changed Choices succeed by developing their strengths within a network of holistic support. We rely heavily on volunteers and donors to help us meet wide-ranging needs. We invite you to join us in the journey with women working hard to build healthy, productive new lives!

As followers of Christ, we empower currently and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical and spiritual support.

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!

Our Mission

Our clients

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BETTER

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For A FUTURE

MAKING

LIFE CHANGES

 

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

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

Building new lives

beyond prison walls.


Helping Women Build New Lives.