Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI)
Today there are roughly two million people who are incarcerated in the United States, which is more than any other country. Reversing America's continuing over reliance on incarceration will require a complementary reform. First it will require far greater use of effective alternatives incarceration.
Education provides people who are incarcerated and formerly incarcerated with the best chance to create a new vision and identify for themselves. Education can be a gateway to social and economic mobility. Formerly incarcerated individuals with low levels of education often find themselves without financial resources and therefore are more vulnerable to committing criminal acts.
ABHM Empowerment Program helps women and girls to be the best version of themselves. We empower, inspire and motivate each participants to take courageous steps to move forward from setbacks. Participants learn proven strategies to help bring then out of poverty, empower, and uplift them so they can become equal partners in society.
Wellness/Mental Health, Trauma
The majority of women, girls and gender-fluid individuals who interface with the criminal legal system have been exposed to some form of traumatic events prior to their incarceration. The growing number of incarcerated women and girls highlights the urgent need for a gender-responsive, trauma informed approach to address their needs upon their reentry.
Food Insecurity is a prevalent issue in the United States especially in communities that are underserved. The imbalance in resources has resulted in a disproportionately high rates of poverty and economic hardship within these communities.
ABHM FIVE PILLARS
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The mission of A Beautiful HEART Ministries is to improve the quality of life for formerly incarcerated women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals by focusing on a five-pronged approach: alternatives to incarceration, education, empowerment, wellness, and food insecurity, to facilitate change, restore healing, and reduce recidivism.
The United States of America has maintained the highest incarceration rate in the world. Notable, the United States of America has maintained the HIGHEST FEMALE incarceration rate in the world
WHAT OUR CLIENTS
“I have known Clover for over 20 years, and she has remained constant in her loyalty, kindness, and willingness to help others. She's and inspiration to many and a great example of what it means to be the hands and feet of God."
“A Beautiful HEART Ministries is an amazing organization based on treating returning citizens with dignity and respect. The founder, Clover Perez is the perfect reflection of empathy and compassion.”
“A Beautiful HEART Ministries exhibits great qualities towards helping women ho have experienced trauma via incarceration. I recommend anyone who has family members in need after incarceration.”
“The founder of ABHM helped me through some really dark times. I had the opportunity to take the trauma class which helped me so much. Prior to taking the class I barely left my house. I was a total mess. Ms. Perez has helped so many people inspire of having to build her own life back from scratch .”