All women deserve the opportunity to live fulfilling lives.
Women with a history of incarceration have the potential to change their lives for the better and stay out of the criminal justice system. WIND is here to help make that happen.
WIND was started to address the profound lack of support for women who are in prison or who have been released from incarceration in Chicagoland.
WIND provides the tools to help them build a different future for themselves – a direction and focus that keep them from returning to prison.
Who is helping the 1.9 million women released from prisons and jails each year?* It’s not enough to help with only job skills. Formerly incarcerated women also need social and emotional support to ensure they are mentally equipped to show up to work every day. WIND is working to address these issues.
We are helping and so can you! Please help create a new path and positive mindset for these women by donating today. We operate with an all-volunteer staff so your donation has the most impact.
*Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Corrections Reporting Program, 2013-2016.
Whether in a prison or jail or in court-mandated substance abuse programs, the number of incarcerated women has grown 875% since 1980 without a corresponding increase in funds allocated to programs that specifically address their needs.*
* Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie, 2019