Circles of Healing
Circles of Healing is a program that fosters successful reintegration by reconciling the imprisoned and formerly imprisoned woman with herself, her family and the community.
When a woman is arrested and imprisoned, she faces a myriad of challenges, some of which last a lifetime.
Stigma, isolation, abandonment, lack of education and employment opportunities, pain and outrage are just a few of the challenges that a formerly imprisoned woman faces upon her release. They’re often left wondering how to reintegrate, reconnect, be productive and thrive.
To journey with the imprisoned woman from prison, offering her psycho-social and trauma healing. We meet her at the gate upon her release and continue to journey with her outside prison offering her the tools to successfuly reintegrate into society.
Through our Circles of Healing Program, imprisoned and formerly imprisoned women meet in safe, peer-led spaces where they gain psycho-social support and trauma-healing. This provides the groundwork for reconciliation, mental wellness and goal setting. The program is run using our self-proprietary curriculum called Ufunuo.
We offer the Ufunuo Program which is a journey of self-healing and self-discovery for restoration of the dignity and well-being of the imprisoned and formerly imprisoned, so they lead a life with positive outcomes for themselves, their families and the community. The program, which runs both virtually and in-person, offers trainees trauma-healing and psychosocial support.
With some of our partners, we offer mentorship for the imprisoned women as part of the reintegration process. Thanks to the mentors, Ufunuo graduates are taking up leadership
roles in the institutions to share the knowledge and breakthroughs they have received during their mentorship sessions, with the fellow women serving term with
Chapters are social peer-led groups that provide a safe healing space for imprisoned and formerly imprisoned women.These enable the women to build resilience, connections and reconciliation that results in effective transition and reintegration. This process is required for physiological wellbeing of imprisoned and formerly imprisoned women.
Thanks to the Ufunuo Program, I became more self-aware and started looking for ways to make my life better. Now I’m more focused on building my life and growing my business