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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

> 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

> 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

> 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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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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