Family Preservation Project of YWCA


To assist incarcerated women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville in their rehabilitation efforts by helping them form lasting connections with their family and prepare for their lives after prison.

Bottom Line for Portland

During the past six months, the Family Preservation Project has helped more than 300 mothers begin re-establishing relationships with their children. The goal of this program is to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of criminal justice involvement; since it began 10 years ago, none of its graduates has reoffended.

“If I lost my parental rights, I would have probably lost hope and returned to my addiction. That’s what scares me. But I did get hope, from the Family Preservation Project: hope to be a mommy and family again.” —Ashley, serving a 60-month sentence

Business Partners

The Collins Foundation will match the first $15,000 in G!G donations by new donors to the Family Preservation Project.

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