If you or a woman you know has sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, partners, and other loved ones behind bars, please nominate her to be a part of Essie Sister Circle.
Today 1 in 4 women has a family member in prison. Women with loved ones in prison are ready to heal, build, and lead together. Essie Sister Circles are cohorts of women with incarcerated loved ones (including formerly incarcerated women) that come together to focus on healing from trauma and strengthening our voices as advocates for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
What will we do with the information shared on the nomination form?
Essie Justice Group will use the information you share with us to contact your loved one and let her know that you have nominated her to participate. We will first reach out by email or phone (depending on your preference given) and if she responds we will build a supportive and healthy relationship.
How will the woman find out she has been nominated by me?
Our staff will reach out by email, phone, or mail to each woman who is nominated. We will extend our interest in getting to know her and invite her to join the group. We will wait for her response to the nomination before inviting her to the group.
What happens if she joins the program?
Essie Justice Group is building a loving and powerful community of women to come together for workshops that will give us space to heal and build our capacity to advocate. The woman you nominate will have the opportunity to receive supportive tools and a sisterhood who understands her unique challenges and strengths starting with monthly check-ins.