Women face many challenges when returning to society after incarceration. The first days and weeks are critical to building a more positive future. New Connections offers safe housing in a supportive community along with advocacy and case management to help them take the first crucial steps in making a successful transition.
What We Do
New Connections helps people successfully reenter the community after incarceration. We offer:
Supportive Transitional and Emergency Housing
Irma Gary House: for homeless women returning to the community after incarceration.
Ann Flagg Cottage: for women with dependent children
Reentry Resource Navigation
Reentry and resource mentoring (pre & post release)
Peer navigator assistance
On-line resource bank & Warmline
Pre-release program to identify needs and offer community resources for those currently incarcerated
Advocacy, community outreach, and policy initiatives
Partnering with others to increase community safety, reduce recidivism, and eliminate barriers to success for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
Clothing, resource referrals, and a warm place of hospitality for people released from the Pierce County Jail at 5 a.m. each morning