We provide the state's first comprehensive, gender-responsive, and holistic program to previously incarcerated women to improve their health and well-being and provide opportunities for personal growth and empowerment.

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We believe in creating an environment for previously incarcerated women that reflects an understanding of the realities of women's lives.

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Hope Rises is creating a unique transition house and reentry program for previously incarcerated women in Pulaski County. Providing treatment and support in addition to safe housing is needed to reduce the risk of re-incarceration.

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Hope Rises, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Little Rock, AR, offers a comprehensive program for previously incarcerated women to transform their lives.

Our 6-month program is designed to help women break the cycle... learn more

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How Goodwill TEO and Hope Rises Got Me Back in the Workplace by Tara Bennett Hi my name is Tara Bennett and I am a resident at Hope Rises. Five months ago I was released from a Regional Correctional Facility in Pine Bluff. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Hope Rises and from there the TEO program (Transitional Employment Opportunity) at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. The TEO program was a life changing experience. In the beginning I was … read more

Spinach and Turkey Sausage Quiche by Meagan McVay, Hope Rises Wellness & Recovery House Resident My name is Meagan McVay. I am a resident at Hope Rises. When I first learned that Hope Rises incorporates healthy eating as a part of the program, I was skeptical. I have been overweight all of my adult life. Within the past couple of months however my health has been a major concern for me. I began to worry about getting diabetes as a … read more