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W.O.E. is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of women returning to prison, leaving their children behind. W.O.E. is committed to addressing issues of mother-child separation, …

W.O.E. is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of women returning to prison, leaving their children behind. W.O.E. is committed to addressing issues of mother-child separation, child attachment disorders, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime.

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  • 1. Women of Excellence Re-Entry Program Designed by God Pastor: Laverna Moorer Founder/CEO www.woeinc.org [email_address]
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • History of Organization
    • Our Mission
    • Services Offered by W.O.E., Inc.
    • Why is W.O.E., Inc. Committed to Offering These Services
    • How You Can Make a Difference
    • Questions and Answers
    March 2009
  • 3. History of Organization
    • In February 2004 the birth-child of Laverna Moorer, W.O.E., Inc. was born. Her commitment would give relief from horrors, pains, and lessons of the street taught to many fallen men and women struggling to get back to the fulfillment of life, love and family. As an added
    March 2009 commitment, Laverna financed the purchase of a structure that would be donated to hold the women’s program. Laverna Moorer - Founder/CEO
  • 4. Our Mission
    • To foster stability in the lives of formerly incarcerated men and women, homeless women, abused women, and those recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
    • Stable and safe housing is the foundation needed to work toward self-sufficiency. Once housed, the provision of supportive services is a natural next step. Stability and productivity will help our clients move toward self-sufficiency thereby reducing recidivism, and providing long-term security for clients and their families. As our mothers become productive members of society, they will have a profound impact on their children, the community, and on society.
    • W.O.E., Inc. will provide the tools necessary to address the issues that led to incarceration and other self-destructive behaviors.
    March 2009
  • 5. Services Offered by W.O.E., Inc.
    • Core Services
    • Transitional housing for homeless, abused, and formerly incarcerated women and their children is at the core of what we do.
    March 2009 Supportive Services
    • Substance Abuse Services
    • Day Treatment
    • 12 Step Meeting
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Individual & Group Counseling
    • Vocational / Educational Services
    • Vocational Assessment
    • GED Preparation & ABE
    • Computer Literacy
    • Employment Readiness
    • Experience Works
    • Other Adult Services
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • HIV /AIDS Services
    • Pre/Post Test Counseling
    • HIV Testing
    • Support Groups
  • 6. Why is W.O.E., Inc. Committed to Offering These Services March 2009
    • In 2007, over 7.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend -- 3.2% of all U.S. adult residents or 1 in every 31 adults
    Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Correctional Surveys
  • 7. Why is W.O.E., Inc. Committed to Offering These Services March 2009
    • Women were 6.6% of the State prison inmates in 2001, up from 6% in 1995.
    • Women were 12% of the local jail inmates in 2002, up from 10% in 1996.
    • Thirty-one percent of jail inmates had grown up with a parent or guardian who abused alcohol or drugs
    • About 12 percent had lived in a foster home or institution.
    • Forty-six percent had a family member who had been incarcerated.
    • More than 50% of the women in jail said they had been physically or sexually abused in the past, compared to more than 10% of the men.
    • Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were reconvicted, and 25.4% resentenced to prison for a new crime.
    • In 1998 there were an estimated 3.2 million arrests of women, accounting for 22% of all arrests that year.
    • Based on self-reports of victims of violence, women account for 14% of violent offenders, an annual average of about 2.1 million violent female offenders.
    • Women accounted for about 16% of all felons convicted in State courts in 1996: 8% of convicted violent felons, 23% of property felons, and 17% of drug felons.
    • In 1998 more than 950,000 women were under correctional supervision, about 1% of the U.S. female population.
    Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • 8. How You Can Make a Difference
    • Government, corporation and foundational funding cannot cover the entire cost of our program. Our ability to expand services depends on the support of people who believe that people change if provided opportunities to grow.
    • For more information, visit our website:
    • www.woedonations.org
    • To make a tax deductible donation
    • Or mail your donation to:
    • Women of Excellence, Inc.
    • P.O. Box 776 Hampton, GA 30228
    March 2009
  • 9. Questions and Answers
    • For more information about Women of Excellence, Inc., please contact the following:
    • Laverna Moorer at 770-233-1759 or at laverna@woeinc.org
    March 2009