Hope Rises, a nonprofit in Little Rock, offers a comprehensive program for previously incarcerated women to transform their lives and achieve successful reentry into their community.
The Hope Rises Wellness & Recovery House is a supportive community living environment in which women can recover from trauma and addiction and work daily on their physical, mental, and spiritual health. Our 6-month program includes daily programming in gender-responsive case management, healthy eating and cooking, physical exercise, mental health counseling, community engagement, and job readiness and career development. For more information on our innovative approach, visit www.hoperises.org.
Beginning in October of 2016, photographer and student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Stacy Cox conducted her Master’s thesis research with the residents of the Hope Rises Wellness & Recovery House. Her research focused heavily on capturing images of the daily lives of our participants and recording their journeys in interviews. The resulting photographs are real, raw, and poignant – providing a perspective on the struggles and successes of women in reentry. Visit www.womeninreentry.org for a peek at some of these images as well as video interviews of Stacy, staff, and some of our residents.
Thursday, April 20th, Hope Rises will host a one-night gallery showing of some of these images to raise awareness of the organization, our work, Stacy’s talents, and the incredible strength of the women participating in our program.
For additional information about the event or to become a sponsor, please contact Hope Rises board member, Hallie Shoffner, at 870.217.3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.