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The Issues

Employment and housing prove to be major hurdles

Part I of a three-part series focusing on prisoner reentry in Northern Virginia ( "Terry Garrett, a former prisoner who was released in March 6, 2006 said, 'It is discouraging sometimes. You know the rejection is coming. You have to find that one person who will give you a chance.' " … Read the story
Giving Circle of HOPE
Thank you, Giving Circle of HOPe!

For selecting Friends of Guest House as one of eight Nonprofit Partners for 2016! The selection, announced in early December, comes with a $7,000 grant toward our Workforce Development Project: a job advancement initiative tailored to the unique needs of reentering ex-offenders who are women.Read the story
"Restored Virginians from all walks of life go to the polls as full citizens again"
Gov. Terry McAuliffe worked tirelessly throughout 2016 to restore rights to Virginia's ex-felons. Read these moving stories, collected on the governor's website. More on Virginia's restoration of rights in this special section of the Guest House website.
"Mothers in Prison: 'Prison got me sober, but it didn’t get me anywhere' "
"Of all America’s various policy missteps in my lifetime, perhaps the most catastrophic was mass incarceration. … [and] we have continued to increase the number of women behind bars." In-depth exploration by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times.Read the story
"Women In Jail Are Fastest Growing Segment Of America’s Incarcerated Population"
"In 1970, there were fewer than 8,000 women in American jails. By 2014, that number had skyrocketed to nearly 110,000—making women in jails the fastest growing segment of America’s incarcerated population" (Huffington Post). Source: 2016 report by the Vera Institute of Justice & the Safety and Justice Challenge. Read news story - or - download full report or fact sheet.
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Friends of Guest House
One East Luray Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301-2025
{p} 703-549-8072 • TTY: 711 for Virginia Relay
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In Northern Virginia, Friends of Guest House helps women make the difficult transition from incarceration back into the community.

Friends of Guest House, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) public charity: Federal tax ID #51-0201327. Gifts to Guest House are tax-deductible as provided by law.


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