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How One Woman Is Helping Female Veterans Transition to Life After Incarceration

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I only have one life,” Thompson says. “I’d done all the research for years. I have the background. It was time to take the plunge.”Thompson is the founder of the nonprofit , based near Phoenix.

A specialty halfway house, it was formed with a mission to help female military veterans for nonviolent crimes.The six-month program offers 10 women housing while they also work to prepare themselves for the remainder of their lives.

The first two classes saw all but one woman (who was offered a job after three months) successfully complete the six-part program: a financial course, service industry skills training, art therapy, job preparation, case management and parenting classes.“There are so many programs out there for male veterans coming out of.

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