nun-helps-convict-momsSister Teresa leads a group of New York nuns on a mission to help rehabilitate incarcerated mothers. And their program, Hour Children, is a huge success. More than 30% of women convicts get re-arrested in New York, but the rate for those in the program is just 4%.

The incarcerated women are connected with mentors as they leave prison and enter back into the community. They are given the opportunity to further their education or work in the program’s thrift shop, with a day care-nursery school option that frees mom to explore employment and educational opportunities.

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