Your support helps the women we serve (most of whom are mothers) overcome obstacles to exiting the criminal justice system and living a better life.Donate Now
The Benedict Center is a leader in providing effective treatment and support for women who are justice-involved.learn more
Instead of criminalizing women in the street based sex trade, we are shifting local policies to establish a harm reduction and housing first based approach to improve women’s health and safety.Learn More
The Benedict Center is an interfaith nonprofit dedicated to helping women affected by the criminal justice system find hope and lead safer and healthier lives, while advocating for a system of justice that is fair and treats everyone with dignity and respect.
The Benedict Center provides services and advocacy for women in the criminal justice system so they can live safer, healthier lives for themselves, their children and the community we all share.
Women’s Harm Reduction Program
Provides mental health and substance abuse treatment through individual and group counseling for women in the criminal justice system.Learn More
Helps women in the street-based sex trade find hope and live healthier and safer lives through a harm reduction and housing-first approach.Learn More
Women’s Reentry Program
Supports incarcerated women's successful return to the community.Learn More
Advocates for a more equitable justice system including public health approaches to substance use, mental illness and trauma instead of criminalization.Learn More
The Benedict Center understands that in order for transformation to occur, the underlying causes of the behavior that brought the client into contact with the criminal justice system need to be addressed. Often those underlying issues are trauma related and there is no better place to address those issues than the Benedict Center
Offenders involved in programming at the Benedict Center have a better chance of becoming better mothers, daughters, sisters, and citizens.
Leadership helped me realize that I am important to society.
The Benedict Center taught me I can get over any obstacles that get in my way… I love me now.
Providing Treatment and Support
Justice-involved women are disproportionately impacted by substance use and mental health issues.Learn More
Navigating the Criminal Justice System
Without proper treatment and support to address their underlying issues, women are condemned to a revolving door of incarceration, release, and re-incarceration. Our goal is to help women find a pathway of hope, treatment, and advocacy that leads them out of the criminal justice system toward a better life for themselves and their children.Learn More
Advocating for Social Justice
Advocates for best practice and cost-effective policies to ensure women in the criminal justice system receive gender-responsive, trauma-informed, and harm reduction-focused treatment.Learn More
We invite you to learn more about the interconnected issues impacting the daily lives of justice-involved women. Explore this page to get informed and stay up to date on what the Benedict Center is doing in the community.Learn More
You can help women who are working hard to improve their lives. Donate today. Your support will will make an immediate difference for women in our community.Learn More