Hear from our residents how Clare of Assisi House has changed their lives.
Help us to continue to help other women do the same.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Designer Bag Calendar Fundraiser
We hope you enjoyed our fun facts, too.
To all our winners, please give us a call to make arrangements to pick up your bag(s).
When there, check out our beautiful, handmade jewelry and other craft items made by the residents.
11/1 Tina Howard #141
11/2 Amy Sobel #127
11/3 Connie Gallen #042
11/4-Sister Chris #010
11/5 Connie Gallen #045
11/6 Melissa Dickson #054
11/7 Marge Posey #005
11/8 Margaret Long #096
11/9 Ebonie Stringer #168
11/10 Kim Hummel #008
11/11 Renee Ruhlman #009
11/12 Annie Crider #192
11/13 Carolyn Gunster #047
11/14 Vicki McCloskey #186
11/15 Brenda Haydt #003
11/16 Tom Herman #091
11/17 Connie Hiester #159
11/18 Melissa Scollick #002
11/19 Jo Gordan #139
11/20 Chrissy Murray #095
11/21 Sara B #150
11/22 Sharon D
11/23 Natalie Cressman
11/24 Mia Moll #035
11/25 Diana Santiago Berry #022
11/26 Pamela Hoffery #079
11/27 Aracely Santiago-Justiniano #018
11/28 Sarah Weiser #078
11/29 Patty Jones #130
11/30 Cathryn #093
DIGNITY ❤ RESPECT ❤ GROWTH ❤ TRANSFORMATION ❤ DIGNITY ❤ RESPECT ❤ GROWTH ❤ TRANSFORMATION ❤
With the right attitude and commitment,
Our program works.
The National Average for a Woman within three years is
The Rate for Woman at Clare of Assisi House is
The Rate for Woman at Clare of Assisi House who stay in the program for at least six months, drops to
The Rate for Woman at Clare of Assisi House who stay a year or more in the program, drops to
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