Center for Women in Transition


The Center assists women in the criminal justice system because change is possible.

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Address: 7525 S Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111
Email: halliemoore@cwitstl.org
Phone Number: 314-771-5207
The Center for Women in Transition was founded in 1997 when a group of women volunteering in a local jail began to notice that the same women were repeatedly returning to incarceration. The women and volunteers sat down together and discussed what was causing this revolving door. Together, the group determined that lack of safe housing, access to treatment for addiction, financial stability, and strong support systems were leading to recidivism. Thus, Center for Women in Transition was born - an attempt to interrupt this cycle by providing justice involved women access to basic resources and community support.

Our mission is to assist women in the criminal justice system because change is possible. The Center provides transitional housing, mentoring, medical and mental health referrals, substance abuse treatment referrals, and more, all under a model of restorative justice.
"[The Center] is helping me to get back on my feet, and be a better person today than I was yesterday.... I have the freedom to do what I want, but still have the structure and support I need to stay focused." - Mentoring and Advocacy Client

"I am often overwhelmed by the resilience and courage the women have." - a long-time Mentor