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Our Mission

To empower women who have experienced domestic violence and incarceration by utilizing transformational opportunities and advocacy, our mission is to create a holistic template for rehabilitation that fosters a well-rounded lifestyle for women who have been affected by adverse conditions. This initiative focuses on four essential pillars, known as M.E.S.H.E.

Goal

For every woman who has experienced domestic violence and incarceration who are READY to commit to change to have the opportunity and tools to achieve her full potential. By addressing the foundational elements of mental health, employment, housing, and education, the program aims to create a sustainable model for rehabilitation and personal growth.

 

Our Core Values

Second Chances

 

We believe every human being deserves a second chance. People can change, dignity can be restored, and society will benefit as a result.

Accountability and Discipline

 

Without accountability and discipline, change is impossible. Accordingly, while we provide opportunities and tools, our students must want to change. Consequently, S.O.S. only commit resources to those who demonstrate a desire to help themselves.

Advocacy

 

Women transitioning from a domestic violence relationship and prison into the community cannot succeed without employers willing to hire, banks willing to lend, property owners willing to rent, and a community willing to forgive them. Therefore, we will advocate to change the hearts, minds, and attitudes of the community towards those who have experienced such traumatic challenges so that they recognize everyone wins when these women have a way to thrive.

Love, Forgiveness, and Education

 

Love and forgiveness of self and others, along with education, are the most powerful forces of change in the world.

Collaboration

 

S.O.S. is committed to working in collaboration with people and organizations who share our values and support our mission. The success of our students depends on the support web of previous graduates, staff, mentors, partners, and the extended community, who create a foundation on which our students can stand and flourish.

Integrity

 

S.O.S. expects complete honesty and integrity from our students, staff, board, and mentors. This means more than simply the absence of deception; it means being forthright in all of our dealings.

Joy

 

We seek to create an environment among our students, staff, board, mentors, and other volunteers that encourages laughter, fun, community, and creativity.

Responsible Stewardship

 

S.O.S. is committed to being a financially lean organization, and as a staff, we are committed to modest salary and expense levels. We use funds intelligently, efficiently, and strategically to achieve maximum benefit for all whom we serve.

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