We are grateful to Ashley for sharing her incredible story in the Seven Days “Hooked” series. http://ow.ly/qWgU50x9cTw
We at Mercy Connections first met Ashley when she was incarcerated and became a mentee in our mentoring program.
Her journey is similar to other Mercy Connections’ participants. The intersection of poverty, substance-use disorders, and incarceration disrupts lives and families.
Ashley, now a leading social justice advocate and trained mentor, attributes her recovery to “[A] few people who saw that I still had worth and value in this world.”
To learn more about the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program and how you too can make a difference in the life of a woman transitioning out of incarceration, please contact Joanne Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 846-7164.