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.

WANTING TO CHANGE IS USUALLY NOT ENOUGH.

  • 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.

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.

BECOMING A CLIENT

WHY WE DO IT.  LIVES CHANGED. CHOICES CHANGED,

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!

Our Mission

Our clients

GET INVOLVED

BETTER

OPPORTUNITIES

CHOICES

for A FUTURE

MAKING

LIFE CHANGES

Building new lives

beyond prison walls.