On March 11, Women in Recovery (WIR) held virtual graduation for Class 32.
Twenty-four graduates, who collectively struggled in their addiction for 372 years prior to WIR, proudly told their stories reflecting their path to recovery, WIR’s staff dedication, the support of the courts, volunteers and partners. Because of their completion of the program, 241 years of potential incarceration were avoided.
The graduates are mothers and grandmothers to 59 children and four grandchildren. Thanks to WIR’s family support program, 91% of them have been reunited with their children.
Every graduate is employed. Eleven participated in the GED program, two of them earned their GED while in the program, with the remaining nine women scheduled to test in the upcoming weeks.
The ceremony was held on zoom from the WIR Dining Pavilion with WIR staff socially distanced to cheer and offer support through a small live audience.
Family & Children’s Services WIR is grateful to supporters, funders and volunteers who together are impacting the lives of women and children. WIR is proud of each graduate and this milestone of achievement and looks forward to the continuation of services to all of our grads in WIR’s continuing care program.
A year ago, we showed you how we converted our program to digital and remote almost instantly. We overhauled every aspect of how we function. Here’s a peek at Women in Recovery and Women’s Justice Team as we enter year two of COVID life.