To provide transitional residential living and important life skills training to non-violent women with a history of domestic violence, substance abuse and/or prostitution upon their release from prison. While living in a safe, sober and home-like environment, residents find the encouragement and support they need to help put the pieces of their life back together.
What We're About
Clare of Assisi House, located in Reading PA, provides residential transitional living to non-violent women with a history of domestic violence, substance abuse, and/or prostitution upon their release from prison. Clare of Assisi House endeavors to help women break the cycle of homelessness, unemployment, and poverty by enabling them to become psychologically and economically self-sufficient so that they may be contributing members of the communities in which they live. We are a non-profit organization providing halfway housing and other resources to women released from prison on non-violent charges.
What We Do
In addition to providing transitional housing, Clare of Assisi House offers access to personal counseling, mentoring, spiritual support and professional skills training. We provide addiction recovery services, Local Church Networking, Bible Study, personal counseling, employment counseling like resume writing and more, educational opportunities and help, parenting training, and life skills training such as learning how to plan and prepare meals, maintain a home, and develop healthy decision making skills to succeed independently.
Who We Serve
Our residents consist of non-violent women being released from prison. Once accepted, residents will live at Clare House, located in Reading PA, for 12 months as they begin to put the pieces of their life back together. Our mission is to foster restoration of women after incarceration to find encouragement, home, and the support they need to successfully reenter the community. Building self-confidence and independence, women learn to see themselves as a unique creation of God, while living, thriving, and growing in a safe, sober, and comfortable home-like environment.
How You Can Help
There are so many ways to help the Clare of Assisi House! As a non-profit we rely on the kind donations of others and grants to provide the services and level of care our residents need. Volunteer your time or services, donate items, or make an immediate generous monetary donation by clicking on the donate button. For more information about volunteering your time please contact Chris Williammee at 484-869- 5483.