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Incarceration and re-entry issues


Or go to the recent Guest House Publications, Media and News page—with our newsroom, downloadable publications, videos, independent media coverage and information about incarceration and re-entry issues.

Friends of Guest House welcomes media inquiries—about incarcerated/re-entering women's issues or our work specifically. MEDIA CONTACT: 703-549-8072 or


Guest House publications | archive

Guest House newsletters:
> Fall 2014 newsletter (PDF, 2.6 MB)
> November 2014 eNews (PDF, 427 KB)
> July 2014 eNews (PDF, 225 KB)
April 2014 eNews (PDF, 337 KB)
January 2014 eNews (PDF, 219 KB)
November 2013 eNews (PDF, 248 KB)
> October 2013 eNews (PDF, 97 KB)
> Spring/summer 2013 newsletter (PDF, 880 KB)
> Fall 2012 newsletter (PDF, 635 KB)
> Summer 2010 newsletter (PDF, 237 KB)
> Fall 2009 newsletter (PDF, 266 KB)

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independent media coverage | archive

> Washingtonian magazine (December 2015): "Doing Good"
> Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Membership News (Sept. 13, 2015): Scroll down to "Alexandria, A Community that Truly Cares: Friends of Guest House is Bestowed with Community Compassion & Support from Jack Taylor, Alexandria Toyota"
> Del Ray Patch (Aug. 26, 2015): "Jack Taylor Toyota Donates 2015 Sienna Van to Friends of Guest House" (or watch the donation event video)
> Mount Vernon Voice (July 8, 2015): "Former County Jail Inmates Discuss Problems of Re-entry to Community"
> VoiceAmerica™ Internet Talk Radio, Inside Transformational Leadership (June 22, 2015): "Guest House: Breaking the Cycle of Crime"
> The Good Radio Network (April 30, 2015): "Too Good Not to Wear." This week, Frankie Picasso's show featured Too.Apparel cofounder, Kevin Goryl, and Kari Galloway of Guest House. Listen here.
> Alexandria Gazette Packet (April 24, 2015): "Not Enough Progress Made on Affordable Housing in Alexandria " Highlighted in yellow, toward the end of the story, is the experience of Terry Garrett, a Guest House graduate.
> AARP (Oct. 15, 2014): "Journeys From Prison to Productivity." And more > Computer CORE helps train Guest House clients.
> (Aug. 28, 2014): "Peter’s Take: Friends of Guest House Offers Valuable Services," by Peter Rousselot.
> WUSA-TV (CBS) (Aug. 12, 2014): WUSA (Channel 9), greater Washington's CBS-TV affiliate, aired a short feature on Too Apparel's help to Guest House clients. View video here.
> WJLA-TV (ABC) (May 7, 2014): A short feature on Friends of Guest House by ABC's affiliate for greater Washington, WJLA (Channel 7). View video here.
> The Alexandria Times (Jan. & Feb. 2014): Burke Brownfeld's three-part "MY VIEW" series on prisoner re-entry: Do we believe in second chances?, The uphill battle of finding work after prison and Catching criminals is one thing; releasing them is another
> (2013): "Guest House Plants More Than Just Seeds"
> (2013): "WTOP's Top 10: The best farmers market" mentions Together We Bake, a Guest House program partner.
> Old Town Alexandria Patch/Board (2013): "City AuPair Supports Her Home Away From Home Community"
> Del Ray Patch (2012): "Holiday Volunteering: Friends of Guest House"
> (2011): "Living Legend Peter Lunt"
> Washington Life Magazine (2010): "Get Out and Give Back: Friends of Guest House"
> (2010): "Guest House: Choosing To Change"
> The [Alexandria] Gazette (1974): "Women Find Home at 'Guest House' " (the founding of Guest House: first media coverage)

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Guest House news & features | archive

> 10 Years (and Counting) at Guest House: Kari Galloway, Executive Director (Oct. 27, 2015)
> Thanks to Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota! (Oct. 26, 2015)
> Faith: "There but for the grace of God goes—anyone" (Oct. 12, 2015)
> 2015 Honor: Mary’s Spirit Award (Oct. 9, 2015)
> Seven More Beds, Two Years Later: Residential-to-Aftercare Expansion Succeeds! (Oct. 8, 2015)
> Do More 24 Donors Met the Goal (June 4, 2015)
Arlington Inmate-Mentees' Feedback "Extremely Positive"; Expansion Funding Sought (May 15, 2015)
> Callie: Getting Her Life Together at Guest House (May 5, 2015)
Sara Campbell "Fashion Show For a Cause" Benefits Guest House (April 30, 2015)
> Thank You, Spring2ACTion Donors! (April 22, 2015)
Whole Foods 5% Day "Gave" Over $7,000 to Guest House (April 16, 2015)
> Self Storage Plus Donates Space (April 1, 2015)
Thank You, Krista Hall! Author donated half the December royalties for her novel, Broken Places, to Guest House. "When one of her students becomes the latest victim of a D.C. gang-slaying, sociology professor Trevy Barlow is determined to protect the other girls in her literacy class for at-risk teens—even if it means compromising her own safety." Follow Trevy to the thrilling end! Author Krista Hall donated half her December royalties to Guest House. Purchase at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Or visit Krista's website.
> Thank You, Giving Tuesday 2014 Supporters! (Dec. 4, 2014)
> Nov. 7 Benefit Event Celebrates 40th, Raises Funds (Nov. 7, 2014)
> Donate "Wish List" Items Through ACT for Alexandria's Online Drive: "Fall Into Giving" 2014 > October 6 - 31 (Oct. 1, 2014)
> Giant Food Donates $1,000 to Guest House: "Woman Adding Value" Reception Leads Up to September 2014 Oprah Weekend in DC (Sept. 4, 2014)
> Giant Food Selects Guest House as a Featured Nonprofit For DC Leg of Upcoming Oprah Tour (July 1, 2014)
> Stefanie: "Hope Is Never Lost" (July 1, 2014)
> "Raising a Glass to Guest House": Northern Virginian Supporters Raise Funds & Friends for Guest House (June 9, 2014)
> Northern Virginia Alliance League Makes Generous Gift to Guest House (June 2, 2014)
> Old Presbyterian Meeting House Gala, April 2014, Honors 40th Anniversary of Guest House (April 30, 2014)
> Too Underwear to Help Guest House Clients (May 12, 2014)
> Governor McAuliffe Announces Changes to Virginia’s Restoration of Rights Policy (April 18, 2014)
> April 9: Spring2ACTion! Alexandria’s Biggest Giving Day of the Year
> Guest House Celebrates Women's History Month (March 2014): Clients Learn About Suffrage Movement, Visting Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
> The Referral Project: A New Way to Support Guest House (Mar. 26, 2014)
> Catherine: Guest House “Has Given Me the Opportunity” (Mar. 25, 2014)
Harold Clarke Reappointed as VADOC Director (Mar. 21, 2014)
Compete for Guest House! Board member Robert Mays will compete in the Monticelloman Olympic Distance Triathlon on May 4, in Charlottesville—and hopes to raise $2,000 for Friends of Guest House. Please help! Donate online through Rob's Crowdrise page, here.
Thank You, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia! Guest House thanks the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for its recent $8,000 grant. Read news release (Feb. 18, 2014).
>  Your Hair Cuttery Haircuts, Feb. 4 or 5, Earn Free Haircut Certificates for Guest House Clients!
>  Tonia: Giving Back (Jan. 23, 2014)
>  NEW! MOBILE OUTREACH PROGRAM: Street Outreach: Meeting People Where They Are (Jan. 21, 2014)
>  Alexandria Delegate Rob Krupicka Introduces "Ban the Box" Bill, Helping Ex-Offenders Find Jobs (Jan. 14, 2014)
>  Thank You, Ford Motor Company! (Dec. 20, 2013)
>  ACT for Alexandria Spotlights Guest House (Dec. 17, 2013)
>  Aftercare Client, Tonia Johnson, Graduates From Computer CORE (Dec. 11, 2013)
>  Northern Virginia Alliance League Supports Guest House. On Dec. 10, nearly 200 women braved the snow and turned out for NVAL's luncheon benefiting Guest House: the group's featured charity for 2013. We are so grateful for their support! NVAL is a group of 42 women aiding community charities. Learn more here.
>  Stefanie: "Writing Is What I Love" (Nov. 18, 2013)
>  Guest House Clients Inspire Youth at St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Nov. 10, 2013)
>  “A NIGHT OF TRANSFORMATION”: 2013 Guest House Fundraiser (Nov. 8, 2013)
>  Aftercare Program Graduates Honored (Oct. 12, 2013)
>  "Bone Sighs" Inspire the Women of Guest House (Aug. 29, 2013)
>  Guest House Begins Major Expansion (July 24, 2013)
>  Thank You,  FY2013 Donors! (June 30, 2013)
>  Virginia House of Delegates Honors Guest House (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Incarceration & re-entry issues | archive

> 2015 Report: Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations (ACHSO): "Throughout all of our communications with stakeholders, a discrete number of key issues emerged." Read complete report here
> Women's Media Center
(Dec. 3, 2015): "The High Cost of Incarcerating Women." "Advocates point to the hidden costs associated with incarcerating women …."
> Mount Vernon Gazette
(Sept. 24, 2015): "What Changes Have Been Made?" Mary Paden's letter to the editor about the death of Fairfax inmate Natasha McKenna.
> Truthout
(Aug. 11, 2015): "FreeHer: Formerly Incarcerated Women Build a National Network"
> The New York Times
(July 16, 2015): "You Just Got Out of Prison: Now What?" Carlos and Roby are two ex-convicts with a simple mission: picking up inmates on the day they’re released from prison and guiding them through a changed world.
> Virginia "Bans the Box"
(April 3, 2015): On April 3, by Executive Order of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia became the 15th state to "ban the box"—removing criminal history questions (and the old checkbox) from applications for most state jobs. Said the Governor: "People who make mistakes and pay the price should be welcomed ..." Read Governor's statement here.
> Brookings TechTank
(Mar. 31, 2015): "How digital technology can reduce prison incarceration rates"
> The New York Times
(Oct. 23, 2014) … "Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison." Also read Letters to the Editor, here.
> National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (2014) … "All current research, experience and data speaks to the fact that it is time for an extreme makeover of how the criminal justice system approaches women in terms of embracing the evidence base pertaining to trauma," writes Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren in a recent HuffPost Blog, introducing a groundbreaking report by the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, Ten Truths That Matter When Working With Justice Involved Women. View report here. 
> The New York Times (June 27, 2014) … "Second Chance Act Proves Its Worth."
> The Alexandria Times (Jan. & Feb. 2014): Burke Brownfeld's three-part "MY VIEW" series on prisoner re-entry: Do we believe in second chances?, The uphill battle of finding work after prison and Catching criminals is one thing; releasing them is another

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