A fresh start begins here...
Optimistic Springs is a reentry program for women who need support as they transition back into society after serving time. We understand that resources and a good support system reduces recidivism by helping women achieve stability. Optimistic Springs is ready to assist in the process of women returning to the community and being a productive member of society.
What we offer:
Optimistic Springs provides basic necessities to assist individuals being released from a correctional institution. We are practical in our approach by working with case managers, social workers, and family members to identify women who anticipate being released and are in need of this kind of support.
Laundry Soap & Dryer Sheets
Job Interview Attire
Will County Services Information
AA & NA Information
CONTACT US IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS SUPPORT
You may also download, complete, & submit the Optimistic Springs Contact Form to request a phone interview about the services you may need.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
A major barrier to success for women leaving the penal system is the lack of accessible, safe, and supportive temporary housing. Many cannot return home, or don't have family and without this resource reincarceration and loss of life is often the unfortunate outcome. Optimistic Springs is working to meet this need with expanded services to include Transitional Housing and additional supports that will include:
Assessments & Referrals
AA & NA Meetings
Faith based groups
G.E.D Prep Services