Outreach in the City: Women’s Prison Association (WPA). Join Valerie Mason and Georgia Lerner, Executive Director of the WPA, at 9:45 a.m. to learn more about the WPA, this country’s oldest service and advocacy organization working exclusively with criminal justice-involved women and their families. As WPA enters the 21st century, it continues to adapt to its clients’ changing needs by identifying three key directions for its work. It began to develop new housing opportunities for its clients, enhanced its ability to address the mental health needs of clients, and founded the Institute on Women & Criminal Justice in 2004 to create a national conversation on women and criminal justice in relation to families and communities. WPA remains steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals, strengthen families and connect criminal justice-involved women to the community. Its success and longevity is due largely to an approach that honors each woman’s experience and offers her meaningful opportunities to see new possibilities for her own life.
Please join us at 9:45 a.m. in the Living Room on the Third Floor of the Parish House. All are welcome; bring friends and enjoy coffee and light breakfast items beginning at 9:30 a.m. Childcare is provided on the Youth Floor beginning at 9 a.m. For more information about Faith Formation at The Brick Church, click here or contact Jeff Shayne.