Please Support Our Capital Campaign for Women's Housing

 

Denise, a long-term tenant of our permanent supportive housing building, and her daughter 

 

As of January, 2021, there were only 80 women incarcerated in RI in the women's prison. The state spends 17 million dollars a year to operate this prison, but at the same time does not invest in supportive housing for women to prevent incarceration.  There are currently no women's transitional houses specifically for women coming out of prison.  As a result, the cycle of incarceration continues again and again for women who are trapped in the system.  

Help us Raise $300,000

As OpenDoors has researched this topic over the past year, the number one request for women coming out of prison is for more supportive housing.  Please help us create the first Women's Transitional House in Rhode Island for women coming out of prison.  We have identified a building we are looking to purchase, raised two years of operating funds, and we have already raised $100,000 of the total $400,000 we will need to purchase the building.  Help us reach our goal by donating here.

Reinvest in People Not Prisons

We are working to convince the state to reinvest in people, not prisons.  OpenDoors will be serving on the Senate's Commission on Justice Reinvestment and Reducing the Incarceration of Women this year, and we have been delving into this issue with our monthly panel series.  We need to show the state ourselves that justice reinvestment is possible.  

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