Leaving The Cocoon

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Published on March 3, 2009

Author: MalindaWilson

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A brief overview of the reentry mentoring program, Leaving The Cocoon, in Nashville, TN.

“ A Pioneer in Reentry Mentoring” -Richard Dixon, Director of Volunteer Services, TN Dept of Corrections

GRACE She takes the blame She covers the shame Removes the stain

She takes

the blame

She covers

the shame

Removes the stain

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you…

The Problem Women are the fastest growing population to be incarcerated The Revolving Door: 67% are going back Emphasis is on Warehousing NOT Rehabilitation, Definitely NOT Restoration Our Judgmental Culture The Church has lost it’s place to Social Services / Government

Women are the fastest growing population to be incarcerated

The Revolving Door: 67% are going back

Emphasis is on Warehousing NOT Rehabilitation, Definitely NOT Restoration

Our Judgmental Culture

The Church has lost it’s place to Social Services / Government

What happens when someone comes out of prison with little or no preparation? Mothers are unable to adjust and take care of their children (1.5 million children in the US have a parent in prison). “ A number of unfortunate collateral consequences are likely, including increases in child abuse, family violence, the spread of infectious disease, homelessness, and community disorganization.” – The US Justice Department

Mothers are unable to adjust and take care of their children (1.5 million children in the US have a parent in prison).

“ A number of unfortunate collateral consequences are likely, including increases in child abuse, family violence, the spread of infectious disease, homelessness, and community disorganization.” – The US Justice Department

Important Questions What kind of individuals do you want coming back into your community? What does redemption look like? What do I have to lose when I do what Jesus asks me to do, specifically, visit the prisoners?

What kind of individuals do you want coming back into your community?

What does redemption look like?

What do I have to lose when I do what Jesus asks me to do, specifically, visit the prisoners?

Our Solution Counseling Caring Community Mentoring Safe Haven Forgiveness Success Redemption Restoration Friendship Freedom Accountability Encouragement Role Models Innovation

Inside the Cocoon Life Skills & Needs Assessments One on one Mentoring Organized Field Days & Holidays “ A New View for a New You” / “Pamper Me” Days Bible Studies Lay Counseling “ Kids Matter” Program

Life Skills & Needs Assessments

One on one Mentoring

Organized Field Days & Holidays

“ A New View for a New You” / “Pamper Me” Days

Bible Studies

Lay Counseling

“ Kids Matter” Program

Outside the Cocoon Continued Mentoring and Life Skills Development Counseling Center – confidential, for all - regardless of ability to pay Emergency Assistance Provision Resource for Referrals and /or Advocacy education medical mental health housing employment opportunities

Continued Mentoring and Life Skills Development

Counseling Center – confidential, for all - regardless of ability to pay

Emergency Assistance Provision

Resource for Referrals and /or Advocacy education

medical

mental health

housing

employment opportunities

What makes us qualified? Over 20 years experience in working with ex-offenders Inner city ministry Individual & Family Counseling Reentry / Prerelease & Aftercare Mentoring and Mentor Training Continued Education & Accountability Unmatched Passion and Relentless Calling

Over 20 years experience in working with ex-offenders

Inner city ministry

Individual & Family Counseling

Reentry / Prerelease & Aftercare

Mentoring and Mentor Training

Continued Education & Accountability

Unmatched Passion and Relentless Calling

Testimonies “ My nana (Vicki Harvey) really helped my mom in prison. My nana loves Jesus very much! She likes to sing praises. We sing to Jesus together. I love my nana!” - Leslie, age 6 “ I met my mom’s mentor when I was 14 and had been separated from her because she was in prison. She (my mom’s mentor) is always there for me when I need her. She has shown me what good character and integrity look like because that is who she is.” - Breanna, age 14

“ My nana (Vicki Harvey) really helped my mom in prison. My nana loves Jesus very much! She likes to sing praises. We sing to Jesus together. I love my nana!” - Leslie, age 6

“ I met my mom’s mentor when I was 14 and had been separated from her because she was in prison. She (my mom’s mentor) is always there for me when I need her. She has shown me what good character and integrity look like because that is who she is.” - Breanna, age 14

Funding Sources Currently, LTC is a part of the Good Neighbor Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible under the law. Our goal is to raise awareness and generate funding from private donations, sponsorships and church outreach support. In kind donations are also key to assisting the ministry in its efforts to resource the women we serve. We are asking for financial support from the friends of Leaving the Cocoon in order to fulfill our commitment to offering the important resources our women so desperately need. Iron Butterflies: An awesome opportunity to celebrate women while lifting up and empowering others. May God bless the work of our hands and the individuals who give of their time, talents and treasure to see this effort sustained into the future.

Currently, LTC is a part of the Good Neighbor Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible under the law.

Our goal is to raise awareness and generate funding from private donations, sponsorships and church outreach support. In kind donations are also key to assisting the ministry in its efforts to resource the women we serve.

We are asking for financial support from the friends of Leaving the Cocoon in order to fulfill our commitment to offering the important resources our women so desperately need.

Iron Butterflies: An awesome opportunity to celebrate women while lifting up and empowering others.

May God bless the work of our hands and the individuals who give of their time, talents and treasure to see this effort sustained into the future.

A little of this…

Can lead to more of this…

GRACE What once was hurt… What once was friction… What left a mark no longer stings.

What once

was hurt…

What once

was friction…

What left a mark

no longer stings.

Meet some of our butterflies…

Grace finds beauty…

Grace finds goodness…

in everything…

“ Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of glory of God. Not only this, we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us…” - Romans 5:1

“ Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of glory of God. Not only this, we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us…” - Romans 5:1

          161 Belle Forrest Circle, Suite 211 Nashville, TN 37221   Services Offered : Individual & Group Counseling Mentoring & Mentor Training Trainings & Consultations Community Outreach Advocacy     Executive Director Vicki Harvey (615)403-1313   Counseling Program Director Malinda D. Wilson, MA (615)467-3211     Visit Our Website at www.leavingthecocoon.net    

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