Formerly incarcerated, community allies and advocates with aligned spirit and goals. We operate from a people led process to organize and advocate for the abolishment of discriminatory federal, state and local housing policies as well as the incarceration of women. We address the root causes of recidivism in correlation to homelessness, by delivering holistic and community-based solutions.
End housing discrimination, end incarceration of women and girls and reduce the recidivism rate in Massachusetts, by providing affordable and permanent housing solutions for justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals.
A world where justice-involved individuals have homes, equity and access to resources, funded and supported by the community and stakeholders. Additionally, the end of incarceration of Women and girls.
Meet the Founder
Leslie Credle was released from Federal Prison in 2018. Since release she has been on a mission to dismantle the carceral system and end incarceration for women and girls.
Sadly, while incarcerated, Leslie endured the loss of her beloved daughter, Brianna aka “Breezy" to gun violence. Turning her pain into purpose, utilizing her lived experience, Leslie has become a fierce prison abolitionist and social justice advocate. You can find Leslie advocating for formerly incarcerated individuals and those with a criminal record to obtain sustainable equitable housing.
Through her creative soul, Leslie developed a model, Hands On Defense (HOD), which is designed to disrupt the screening criteria used by Public Housing Authorities, who determine if justice-involved applicants merit housing.
Northeastern University Alumni and 2020 Cohort of Columbia University, Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute, Leslie is someone to pay attention to. She is destined to be a future leader in the movement to end incarceration of women and girls.