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

Reentry 101

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.

Safe Landing

Clothing, resource referrals, and a warm place of hospitality for people released from the Pierce County Jail at 5 a.m. each morning