Project New Start

Our Project New Start program begins in the Forsyth County Detention Center¬†where we do a women’s Bible Study once a week with the female inmates. Upon release, they are invited to attend Project New Start at the Hawley House, which is held once a week on Thursday evening and offers a free meal.¬† This support group discusses many topics involving positive lifestyle changes and offers emergency services as needed. Our goal is to help reduce recidivism and help these women become productive members of society. In 2016, this program served 740 women and 175 participated after their release. Of the 30 women that have participated in the Hawley House program after release, we have 100% success rate with those women not returning to prison.

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