This campaign has ended, but we encourage you to read below the inspiring stories of 10 Truth Be Told graduates who have become the change they want to see in the world. May their words evoke YOU to become a Changemaker for Truth Be Told by financially supporting the healing programs and safe community we offer justice-involved women.
Women are now the fastest-growing segment of our nation’s prison population, tracking an incarceration rate that is nearly twice as fast as that of men. Eighty-one percent of women in Texas’ state corrections system are mothers and will return home someday. These women have unique risk factors: elevated rates of interpersonal abuse, substance dependence, trauma-related health issues and a need for gender-specific programs. Yet, the majority of rehabilitative programs offered inside correctional facilities — a system built by men for men — take a gender-neutral stance. Truth Be Told addresses this documented service gap by offering programs designed by women for women. Our programs speak to the unique risk factors women face. Through classes that offer healing through storytelling and expressive arts, life skills and self-care tools, we empower women to break free from the imprisoning cycle of past trauma and abuse.
From Sept. 15 – 24, we are sharing the inspiring stories of 10 women whose lives were forever changed by Truth Be Told and who, after leaving prison, became the change they wanted to see in the world.