Female Inmates Tell their Life Stories Through Original Songs and Poems

(DALLAS, TX) – Women in the Dallas County Jail have something to say, and a select group of people are invited to hear their stories. The women are all participants in the Resolana Program, a voluntary service provided by Volunteers of America Texas. The women will perform a series of personal stories told through song and poetry to Dallas County officials and other guests:

DATE: Thursday, April 11, 2019

TIME:    9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

PLACE: Dallas County Jail Kays Tower 4

111 West Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas

Resolana is a gender-specific, trauma-informed, program which allows female offenders in the jail to take a deeper look inside into the issues that landed them there in hopes of keeping them from returning. Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential for 100 years. Last year, the organization helped nearly 1,500 individuals who were formerly incarcerated successfully transition back into their communities. This includes the services provided inside the Dallas County Jail through the Resolana program.

About Volunteers of America Texas

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America Texas is a human service organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential. Through our S.H.A.R.E.D. mission, we provide: Substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery, Housing Assistance, Re-entry programs for those transitioning from prison, Employment and Disabilities services. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, we’ve been making a difference for those who need the most help in Texas for more than 100 years.

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