Hope’s Crossing, a 501(c) 3 organization, was founded in 2010 to meet the needs of women in transition from prisons, addictions or homelessness to a life of work, family and community. Hope’s Crossing offers job skills training, housing assistance and, most importantly, a program of emotional support geared toward creating a new belief system that promotes whole and healthy living. Through our unique, comprehensive approach, we give women all the tools they need for a new beginning and sustainability. Over the past five years, Hope’s Crossing has assisted hundreds of women of all ages develop self worth-worth, personal accountability and restoration of hope in the family. We seek to prevent substance abuse, chronic unemployment and recidivism in order to develop that self-worth which strengthens families and improve our community.
With organizational leadership spanning 20 years, Laura C. Bulluck, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, leads the organization by delivering programs and services to our clients. She has inspired management and community outreach by Hope’s Crossing on a path to becoming a leader in the re-entry community. The Board of Directors is formed with a diverse group of community leaders that provide additional governance and support. Our support staff includes volunteer facilitators and mentors, college and university interns, contract staff and community partners who together guide our clients on a journey of healing and restoration.
The Arizona Prison System releases approximately 200 women per month, and, in the absence of support necessary to overcome the barriers to successful reintegration, 75% of these women are at risk of returning to prison. Our programs and services are designed to inspire, encourage and create hope in women and their families that will enable them to build fulfilling lives and end the cycle of recidivism.
Our core program, “Fundamentals of Freedom,” offers a full spectrum of life skills training facilitated by industry professionals and trained volunteers. “Bridge to Success,” our job readiness program, assists women in developing solid resumes, sharpens their interviewing skills and prepares them for a positive job-seeking experience. We are pleased to celebrate the 34% of the women enrolled in our programs who have gained employment and are now working towards true personal stability and peace of mind.
The program offered by Hope’s Crossing is an alternative to a prison sentence, which helps these women understand the roots of their behaviors so that they are able to lead more successful, productive and fulfilling lives in the community.
Hope’s Crossing is very excited about our latest initiative, which is to provide a holistic, remedial alternative to incarceration when deemed appropriate by our administration of justice officials.
The goal of Hope’s Crossing is to provide a bridge from incarceration or chronic instability to a meaningful life and full reintegration into society. We seek to strengthen our Arizona community by keeping the women we serve on a path to employment, safety, health and reunification with their children and families.
Hope’s Crossing , a 501c3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2010 to meet the needs of women and families in transition back into our communities as a result of traumatic life experiences. Hope’s Crossing offers training and education programs to assist women navigate through the barriers to finding employment, securing safe and affordable housing, reconnecting with their families and creating a new belief system that promotes whole and healthy living. Over the past four years, Hope’s Crossing has assisted hundreds of women, ages 18 and older, on a journey to transform their life after experiences with incarceration, substance abuse, chronic unemployment or underemployment to restore hope in their life and develop a sense self worth.
The Executive Leadership is comprised of a seven member Board of Directors , serving the organization in the roles of governance and fund development and sustainability. The Founder and CEO, Laura Bulluck, leads the organization in delivering programs and services to the clients served by Hope’s Crossing. Our support staff is a compliment of volunteers facilitators and mentors, college and university interns and community partners that guide our clients on a journey of healing and restoration.
Our premier program, Fundamentals of Freedom, that offers a full curriculum of life skills training, facilitated by industry professionals, and trained volunteers . This program facilitates the understanding of their current belief system and guiding them on a path to update their core values. Our job readiness program “Career Planning for the Future”, assists women in developing resume’s that highlight their strengths, sharpen their interviewing skills and prepares them for a positive experience with any job interview With the support of our donors and supporters, we will continue providing transitional housing support and extensive life skills and job readiness training. Positively, we celebrate the 34 % of the women we have served that have gained employment over the past year. These women have worked hard to change their life and refuse to be a statistic in the area of unemployed any longer.
With over 200 women per month being released from our state prison system and the risk of %75 of these women returning to prison, without the type of support offered by Hope’s Crossing these statistics will continue to grow. Our mission is to inspire, encourage and create hope in women and their families that will enable them to rebuild their lives, end the cycle of incarceration and become personally and economically sustainability.