UP in the Streets

UP In the Streets works outside of prison walls to provide books and resource materials to those in homeless shelters. Often the step before prison is homelessness, unemployment, and poverty.

The facts about homeless women and families are too stark to ignore.

  • 54% of homeless report experiencing one or more types of incarceration and of homeless who have been incarcerated:
    • 79% showed symptoms indicating drug or alcohol abuse or dependence
    • 75% showed symptoms indicating the presence of a mental illness
    • 31% have been physically or sexually abused
  • Among homeless families in shelters, women comprise 77.9% of adults
  • 26.2% of all sheltered persons who were homeless had a severe mental illness
  • 34.7% of all sheltered adults who were homeless had chronic substance use issues
  • About 200,000 children are members of homeless families, and among these children, 42% under six years old.

WHAT YOUR GIFT CAN DO

  • $20 pledge supplies one homeless person a copy of Prison Baby, along with the discussion guidebook and a personal journal for goal setting.
  • $100 pledge supplies five homeless people each with a copy of Prison Baby, along with the discussion guidebook and a personal journal for goal setting.
  • $200 pledge supplies ten homeless people each with a copy of Prison Baby, along with the discussion guide and a personal journal for goal setting.
  • $500 pledge supplies 25 homeless people each with a copy of Prison Baby, along with the discussion guide and a personal journal for goal setting.
  • $1000 pledge supplies 40 homeless people each with a copy of Prison Baby, along with the discussion guide and a personal journal for goal setting.

 

For secure online contributions via PayPal

Thank you for thinking of the security, development, and growth of others. The unPrison Project is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

For mailing checks: 

UP in the Streets / The unPrison Project
8014 Olson Memorial Hwy #153
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55427

Thank you for supporting  The unPrison Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.