This charity aims to provide care and support to women in prison, and help to equip and empower them to address the reasons for their crime, and go on to lead different lives upon release. It currently operates in three women’s prisons – in Kent, Surrey and London. A programme called ‘Free to Be’ covers a variety of topics including parenting classes, victim awareness, understanding forgiveness, living with loss, and empowerment and confidence building.
The Foundation has offered funding of £5,000 towards Imago Dei Prison Ministry which will contribute towards running costs of programmes. Last year 121 women attended the courses, and surveys with attendees showed very positive results. In the coming year, it is anticipated around twice as many women will benefit.