we are

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.

we will

 

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.

we envision

 

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 after enduring the loss of her beloved daughters,  Brianna while incarcerated.

A Northeastern University Alumni and 2020 Columbia University, Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute Cohort, you can find Leslie advocating for sustainable equitable housing for formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals.  

 

Turning her pain into purpose, Leslie has become a fierce prison abolitionist and social justice advocate.

Through her creative soul, Leslie developed a model, Hands On Defense (HOD), which is designed to disrupt the screening criteria used to exclude  who determine if justice-involved applicants merit housing.

Leslie is someone to pay attention to, she is destined to be a future leader in the movement.

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