Who We Serve
Our residents consist of non-violent women being released from prison. They complete an application which is then followed by an interview. Once accepted, residents will live at Clare House for 12 months as they begin to put the pieces of their life back together. Clare of Assisi House has accommodations for 12 women who participate in a Supportive Housing Resident Agreement, while saving for a security deposit to transition to their own housing.
While at Clare of Assisi House, our mission is to foster restoration of women affected by incarceration and whatever their background may be - whether they suffered from addiction or prostitution - to find encouragement, a safe home, and the network of support they need to successfully reenter the community and build a better life for themselves. 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.
"The Clare of Assisi House is such an amazing place. It is an opportunity to be in a stable, beautiful and supportive environment. The staff is so supportive, and they all encourage us to be the best that we can be while they try to help us integrate back into society. This house brings people together. It isn’t biased on race, religion or background. We all consider ourselves a family. We all ourselves the Clare House Sisters. We are here creating bonds that will help us better ourselves, support each together and will last a lifetime."
~ Autumn Y.
"I am very grateful for the Clare of Assisi House for a beautiful, safe and clean place to live. After so much heartache, devastation and loss through many bad choices and childhood wounds my life headed down a very dark and lonely road that I am blessed to even be alive. So, to have a place to continue to heal and to thrive on the journey that started once I truly surrendered during my incarceration in Lehigh County and continued into Muncy State Prison. I didn’t have anyone or place to go and Clare of Assisi House took a chance on me and gave me the start and safety I needed to have on the outside. And I have taken that and ran with it full force into recovery and mental health, building a firm foundation on Jesus and sobriety. There is no way that I could have done any of this without a safe place to live. I thank God everyday for his grace and mercy and for the Clare House for giving me a chance at life."
~ Lisa P.
In the Midst of Your Storm
Do you long for sweet peace in the midst of your storm?
For a gladness and joy when your heart has been torn?
Do you long for a calm in your life filled with grief?
For an enduring strength when there’s doubt in belief?
Ana My love for you never fades....
By: Christina W
It's been a year now since you left
Fond memories of you are not
forgotten but cherishingly kept
For me to be where I'm at in life to
you I am in debt
For believing in me every time I
attempted to sing a song
You my loving sister always made
me feel like I belonged