The PROGRAM for Female Offenders, Inc.

" Dedicated to Rebuilding Lives "
Our Mission  

Promise Place, a transitional living facility, was conceived in the hearts of three women who began entering the Dauphin county Prison to conduct weekly ministries of hope, faith, and love with the women prisoners. From that mission Promise Place has grown to meet the needs of paroled women who have no home, no job, and little or no help for their children.

In 1997 Promise Place moved to its current home in Steelton and joined The PROGRAM for Female Offenders, Inc. to better provide services for re-building women's lives. Under the auspices of The PROGRAM for Female Offenders, Inc., Promise Place provides shelter, transportation, clothing, life skills, counseling, and voluntary spiritual development.

Women released from prison have an opportunity to reside in a safe and supportive environment and receive various programming, all geared to readying them for a second chance at building their lives. It offers the residents structure and teaches them responsibility as productive member of their community.

At Promise Place residents are assisted with educational enrollment, job readiness/ job search, optional bible study, community service opportunities, and referrals to community providers for special needs including drug and alcohol treatment. Through the six phases to program completion, residents maintain journals, do volunteer work, and participate in positive group and recreational activities. The minimum stay at Promise Place is six months and the maximum stay is one year. Within a year, residents must maintain employment, secure housing, and demonstrate stability and reliability in their daily lives.

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