Welcome to the September 19th blog post. When I last posted I shared about my to do list. While I have made real progress, I have been exploring the difference between saying and doing. Personally that's a whole story in and of itself. I'll hold that thought for now. I have something much more exciting to tell you about. It pertains to the WELLNESS plan for the Demeter Foundation.
In the SAMHSA eight dimensions of wellness there is a valuable piece to being well that pertains to spirit and soul. The biggest factor involved is finding your purpose and then making it happen. So welcome to the Demeter Foundation's version of making it happen!
If you are reading this there is a very good chance you are familiar with our mission. In order for us to make that happen we need to do what we say we are going to do.
Tomorrow morning in the Capital Times there will be a third article in a series of three concerning the Wisconsin Correctional/Criminal Justice system's challenges. I was interviewed a few weeks back and am attempting to make two key points.
We also want to invite you to a public viewing of the Documentary titled "Mass incarceration and the effects on the family"
**There are details of this event on our Facebook page and here on our website.**
1) Our intention at Demeter Foundation is to acknowledge that there are SOME very good genuine people working in the Department. Since we advocate specifically for women we focus on issues that matter to the women we serve. One of the most important issues is how the mass incarceration of women effects their loved ones.
2) We want it to be known that here at Demeter we believe that we are one of the most valuable pieces in helping to create not only some of the questions but to be at the table to discuss and collaborate with other stakeholders to find the answers and then make them happen. We know there is a huge gap between what society says (you have done your time and welcome back to our communities) and what is really available for resources when re-entry is attempted.
So keep reading in the coming entries. We want to know your opinions as long as you are respectful. This doesn't mean you have to agree with what we think we just don't believe in attacking individuals. So if you have an opposing views please present them respectfully.