EWOP Transition Coordinators pick up participants at the release gate the minute they are released from prison. Approximately 65% of EWOP graduates choose to live in one of five transition homes in a third party partnership vetted by EWOP.
Each EWOP transition home enforces a zero-tolerance policy regarding drug and alcohol use and is managed by a EWOP Transition Coordinator or EWOP graduate.
In addition to transition housing, EWOP provides extensive post-release services to its women, including transportation, regular counseling and advice, a support network, social events and emergency financial assistance. Moreover, participants have access to bus passes, phone cards, reduced-cost dental services, medical services, and eye exams/glasses through partnerships with other service providers.
The goal is to provide participants with a comprehensive solution to re-entry in a structured environment of accountability. Once they are released from prison, these women are left with no excuse to return to a life of crime.