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DIGNITY ❤ RESPECT ❤ GROWTH ❤ TRANSFORMATION ❤
To provide transitional residential living and important life skills training to non-violent women with a history of domestic violence and/or substance abuse upon their release from prison. While living in a safe, sober and home-like environment, residents find the encouragement and support they need to put the pieces of their life back together.
What We're About
Clare of Assisi House, located in Reading PA, provides residential transitional living for non-violent women with a history of domestic violence and/or substance abuse 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.
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. Addiction recovery services, opportunity for education, employment counseling, parenting training, and life skills training are offered.
Who We Serve
Our residents consist of non-violent women being released from prison. Once accepted, residents may live at Clare House, located in Reading PA, for 15 months. Our mission is to foster restoration to the women by providing a safe home and 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
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. Volunteering 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 Clare of Assisi House at 484-869-5483.
Changing Lives and Changing Our Community
"It's tough to reintegrate into the community and be given a second chance because of the stigma attached to incarceration. These women are our sisters, aunts, mothers, neighbors and fellow parishioners. Their pathway to crime is through poverty, lack of education, addiction and trauma and we need to change the outcome through solutions, support and encouragement."
— Robin Ball, Founder