June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month

Providing a path to

HEAL. GROW. THRIVE.

Systemic problems require holistic solutions.

Women transitioning from incarceration have paid their debt to society. They can become successful, productive citizens with empathetic support that gives them the power to play the lead role in the story of their lives.

WHO WE ARE

Arise Collective (formerly Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women/IPMW) is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina whose mission is to equip women with the tools and support they need to heal, grow, and thrive, both in prison and in the communities to which they return.

WOMEN’S STORIES

We have the privilege of walking alongside women who are saying “yes” to claiming freedom. View highlights from our women’s stories below, and read the full stories here.

WHAT WE DO

Women are the fastest-growing segment of the prison and jail population.  Even though they have paid their debt to society and can become successful, productive citizens, far too often they face significant barriers to obtaining jobs, housing, social services and more. Arise Collective believes that systemic problems require holistic solutions.  We strive to interrupt cycles of poverty, addiction, and violence by providing much-needed resources, a helping hand, and community for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

CHAPLAINCY SERVICES

Allowing women an opportunity to meet their spiritual and religious needs, as well as receive trauma-informed training and care, both in prison and in the community.

TRANSITION EDUCATION

Partnering with local colleges, universities, and organizations to provide evidence-based life skills, job skills, and emotional literacy training to women pre-release.

REENTRY SUPPORT

Supporting women as they establish new lives after incarceration and develop the tools necessary to forge a different path for themselves and their children.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Raising awareness and training the interested public about the issues surrounding incarceration and the many barriers that people face upon release.

 

WHY WE DO IT

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of women in prison will be released
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the percentage increase in women’s incarceration since the 1970s

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the number of women in prison with either mental health or substance use issues