SAFE House GardenProject led by Welcome Home SIS
About the project.
This Cause Connector project supports female survivors of incarceration by connecting them with nature and encouraging start-up businesses.
Welcome Home SIS is developing a gardening social enterprise at their safe house for female survivors of incarceration. The new gardening social enterprise has an overarching goal of connecting formerly incarcerated women to nature by teaching them skills that are needed to start, cultivate, and steward an onsite garden.
The SAFE House Garden was established to connect women with nature and the autonomy of starting and running their own businesses. Through this program, participants will be able to gain critical skills for sustaining themselves while securing greater future stability. This program will also benefit the community by providing fresh foods to the surrounding areas.
FAO staff comments.
Welcome Home SIS works with women who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. This specific project is using a social enterprise model that will enable the women served by the organization to develop specific skills in gardening and value-added agricultural production to provide them a future career path while benefitting from the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of time in nature.