With an eye toward deepening the support offered to program graduates once they are released from prison, Truth Be Told has entered into a partnership with YWCA Greater Austin to bring low- and no-cost individual counseling to graduate peer facilitators and women enrolled in Truth Be Told’s virtual Healing Trauma program.
Amidst a health and economic crisis and all the uncertainty and tragedy of 2020, Truth Be Told graduates shared their stories of hope, human resiliency and healing for a week-long campaign to raise awareness and funding for Truth Be Told.
When Lori agreed to be Samantha’s mentor, she knew they had more in common than their shared experience of incarceration. For starters, both women are graduates and former classroom mentors of Truth Be Told’s Talk to Me program at Lockhart Correctional. Lori went through the program in 2014 and was released from prison in 2015. […]
In early June, about 100 guests gathered to witness the change that is possible when justice is reimagined for women. At the second annual Community of Changemakers: An Evening of Hope and Transformation, dinner guests heard the stories and witnessed the creativity of Truth Be Told program graduates who are now free and bravely living […]
At its May meeting, the Truth Be Told Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Sandy Wolff’s application for board service. Since moving to Austin in June 2017, Sandy has been a familiar and regular face — and voice — in Truth Be Told volunteer community.
We at Truth Be Told are thrilled to welcome Laurie Pherigo in her new role as administrative assistant, providing vital support to the organization’s programs, business operations and community relations.
Laurie’s career with Truth Be Told began in 2012, when she participated in and graduated from our Talk to Me program at TDCJ’s Hilltop Unit in Gatesville.