Housing Readiness Program Begins
Faith Seeds Ministries has begun a new Housing Readiness Program at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center. The program was introduced to 30 women on Oct. 31st. The first of four sessions will take place on Nov. 25th for those women who have enrolled.
Participants will learn eligibility and suitability criteria for long term affordable housing, develop and implement action plans to help them address and overcome housing obstacles, and become aware of the housing application and wait list process.
This program helps to address one of the major barriers returning citizens face upon release from incarceration. We thank the housing providers working with us in this innovative program as well as the Hampden County Sheriff's Department.
This mission is achieved in several ways:
(a) Conducting Discipleship Seminars;
(b) Providing Biblical instruction through Correspondence Studies;and
(c) Equipping women with tools and skills for successful re-entry.