From July 2014 through June 2015, our local giving will be directed to ReMerge.
ReMerge is a new comprehensive female diversion program that gives pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration in Oklahoma County the tools and relationships they need to become productive community citizens.
These women — who are all facing jail time for non-violent crimes and have been recommended by a judge or DA — are given an opportunity for rehabilitation through full-time participation in ReMerge. Many of them are struggling with trauma, shame, addiction and unmet mental health needs, without the safety of supportive family or friends. But with ReMerge’s compassion and expertise, many of them are capable of taking back the control of their lives, and the lives of their young children, who desperately need a healthy, happy mom who’s committed to breaking the cycle of violence, substance abuse and poverty.
ReMerge gives each woman a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan, tailored to her individual situation. Participants are placed in monitored sober living housing and complete a 12–24 month program to address their mental, physical and emotional needs. The program allows the women time not just to get specialized, intensive treatment, but also to adjust to living sober, to holding down a job, to going back to school for a degree or GED — with the ultimate goal of being reunited with their kids.
During it’s 3 years in operation, ReMerge has accepted 86 participants, impacting the lives of over 170 minor children, and has successfully graduated 20 of them, with about 50 still in the program.
We’re so proud to partner with you, our customers, in supporting these amazing women on their path to health and purpose. We commit to donating 5% of gross sales of items designated as “ReMerge give back products” directly to ReMerge over the next year.
Learn more about ReMerge
and female incarceration in Oklahoma