Why Not Prosper
Our mission is to help women from prison systems discover their own strength by providing them with the support and resources that will empower them to become responsible, economically self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.
Our programs help women:
Find employment Increase job skills Retain employment Secure safe, decent and affordable housing Abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs Re-unite with their children Not return to prison
We are a grassroots 501 C (3) organization founded by a formerly incarcerated woman for formerly incarcerated women. We are strong advocates for women and we are committed to providing programs and services that support women in their re-entry efforts from prison to community. We provide a continuum of programs that includes Pre-Release Mentoring to incarcerated women, residential services at Why Not Prosper House and community services at our Resource Center located in Philadelphia PA.
Additionally, we have specific programs that address the needs of women that include employment mentoring, graphic arts, leadership/advocacy and intimate partner violence workshops that are provided in the community and at Riverside Correctional Facility. In January 2015, we implemented the Women’s Advocacy Program that educates women as peer advocates.
In The News
- Formerly Incarcerated Women Work Toward a More Peaceful City, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, February 14, 2023.