Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF) inmates sponsored a fundraiser to benefit a charitable organization.
On Oct. 28, St. Johns Program for Real Change received a donation check for $1,363.21. This was accomplished by the population through fundraising from food sales.
According to organizers, “The program provides assistance for women and their children struggling with homelessness, poverty and abuse. In addition to shelter and food, participants of St. John’s are immediately encircled with structure, with mental health therapy, with alcohol and drug counseling, with parenting education, with budgeting classes, with healthy relationship training, and with hands-on employment training. All services are onsite and required.
“The program is designed to support women in taking responsibility for themselves and their families. Each family receives an average of 675 hours of services each month; 96% of women are placed in non-subsidized employment upon completion of St. John’s employment training.”