Women’s Walk Event Details: Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, Iowa; Saturday, August 26th 8:00am; Register @ www.crossroadsofiowa.org/Events.html
Contact: Ruth Hardin, Crossroads of Iowa Ruth.firstname.lastname@example.org
As of January 2017, fewer than 5% of the incarcerated women who have attended Crossroads of Iowa’s classes have returned to jail and fewer than 3% have experienced homelessness or unsafe living conditions.
Not only do we do what we do to help women in jail. We do this to help everyone, including you. The annual cost for one Polk County inmate is $21,915 a year — funded by taxpayers.
Since 2012, Crossroads of Iowa has offered classes, support groups, and workshops for inmates, recovering addicts, mental health professionals, and the general public. We are organizing a Women’s Walk in order to raise funds for a new program we’d like to implement for the women in Polk County Jail. It has been proven incredibly effective in West Des Moines and internationally; its goal is to reduce the likelihood that these women will reoffend due to drug use once they get out of jail. For this program, we need to hire an instructor, a therapist and acquire class materials. This is what the funds from the Women’s Walk will go towards.
The Women’s Walk will be on the morning of August 26th. It’s a relaxed, family-friendly 2-mile walk around Gray’s Lake. Everyone—including dogs—is invited to participate. There will also be music and refreshments.
Support programs giving women a second chance. Come walk with us!