Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) Positive Futures I Project
Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) Positive Futures I Project is our asset development and wealth creation project for black and brown, formerly incarcerated women. As evidenced in our “Invisible Bars – Barriers to Women’s Health and Well Being During and After Incarceration” report using a social ecological model of programming to support black and brown women impacted by the criminal justice system yields very high results across several socio-economic indicators.
The purpose of the Asset Development and Wealth Creation project is to demonstrate that, by creating the Access Model for this target population, we can address disparities, ensure equitable access to financial wealth building resources, and provide strength-based, trauma-informed wrap-around services, which included housing.
Additionally, in an effort to change perceptions and address institutionalized systemic barriers to wages, we engaged and trained employers to adopt a trauma -informed, strength-based workplace culture where formerly incarcerated women of color (FIWC) could work in a healthy, non-judgmental environment.