H.O.P.E. Expansion

Programs & Services

Mentorship for Young Women after Release

This support program is offered to young women (25 years old or younger) upon their release from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and is intended to help them with successful reentry into the community. Program participants are paired with a mentor for a year following release and co-create a plan to meet goals including, education, mental health, substance abuse recovery, parenting, relationships, financial well-being, housing and job skills. Parenting classes are included for mothers and childcare is provided during classes. The HOPE is that women will increase life and parenting skills, form secure attachments with their children, and will be less likely to re-offend. All services provided free of charge thanks to funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Click HERE for additional agency classes, their descriptions and the education calendar.

For more information about H.O.P.E. Expansion, please contact Jessica Foreman by email.