Friends of Guest House assists women recently released from incarceration in Northern Virginia. Each client has her own individual story, but our client group as a whole shares these core traits:
> Has been convicted of a non-violent crime (examples: forgery, drug possession or distribution, larceny, prostitution or probation violation)
> Is an adult, ranging in age from 18 on up
> Is at or below the poverty line
> Lacks self-esteem
> Sincerely wants to improve her life and break the cycle of incarceration
Almost every client—
> Has suffered physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse
> Has a history of substance abuse
> Lacks a high school diploma or functional literacy
> Has no formal job skills
> Has minor children
In addition, we assist “justice-involved” women who have not been (or not recently been) incarcerated: for example, women with a spouse or other family member in jail.
Friends of Guest House, Inc., has a policy and demonstrates a practice of non-discrimination as it relates to the operation of the organization, including service delivery, on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected by law.
(July 26, 2016)