The GENESIS House is a transitional home that provides women who have just left prison with an independent living environment for at least 12 months. The goal of the center is to help women restore dignity back into their lives, learn skills that will allow them to function well and become healthy productive members of community by overcoming addictions, setting goals and becoming self-sufficient.
Admission into the center is for women between the ages of 21 to 59, with the mental capacity sufficient to participate in transitional activities, including a sincere desire to change negative behavior. There will be a mentoring program, drug treatment and counseling, and employment readiness programs. The women will also receive assistance in employment placement within the society. These activities will prepare them for the challenges they will face in the general society.
How can you help?
The successful operation of a transitional home, much like any other home, is expensive due to daily expenditures for things such as food, cleaning items and transportation. By supporting the AIM service center, you are helping to give recently released women an opportunity to improve their lives. Â
Donations of the following items would be a huge assistance.
- – canned/dry food (some residents are ineligible for food stamps)
- – cleaning supplies
- – laundry care items
- – bus passes
- – new towels & washcloths
- – new undergarments
- – pajamas (all sizes)
If you are interested in donating your time, volunteers are needed for transportation assistance. Our Social Action Committee could also use new members.
Monetary donations to sponsor indigent residents are always welcome and needed.