Our services improve quality of life and reduce recidivism.
The Demeter Foundation advocates for the humane treatment and support of women with the lived experience of the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System (WWCS) statewide. Our organization does research on the policies and procedures of the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System.
For women re-entering Dane and the immediate surrounding counties and we provide transitional resources regarding health services, employment and education. We advocate for women in Dane County with parole agents and Community Corrections to provide our clients with support and continuity of services. We provide workshops designed to work with self-empowerment, healing and strength. Our services and supports are trauma-informed, person centered and provided in a way that is mindful of the complex needs of women in the criminal justice system. We also provide support to women at all three correctional facilities here in Wisconsin and provide Welcome Home Kits that are mailed statewide.
Welcome Home Kits
The Demeter Foundation delivers welcome home kits with basic necessities to women exiting the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System.
Incarcerated women preparing for release can request a copy of this SAMHSA publication. The guidelines can assist with developing strategies to use safely along with other health care treatment and help created balance. If you know of a woman that might benefit from this we can mail her a request form. Please send us her contact information.
Peer Specialist Support for mothers of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women Being a mother of a woman involved in the criminal justice system can cause trauma and stress in your daily life. Family members are often forgotten about. Self-care is extremely important. You can call us and speak to a mother with lived experience. Having a Peer to talk with can be a positive and supportive experience.