State, local leaders open Bridgeport facility to help formerly incarcerated women get back on track

The facility offers on-site child care, family counseling, parenting skills, job training and other services to help women move on with their lives after prison.

News 12 Staff

Jun 29, 2021, 11:34 AM

Updated 1,060 days ago

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State officials teamed up with local agencies to help women recently released from prison get back on track.
State and local leaders cut the ribbon for the Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center on Sylvan Avenue on Monday.
The facility offers on-site child care, family counseling, parenting skills, job training and other services to help women move on with their lives after prison.
"To give these ladies an opportunity to succeed in life — and it's not the traditional halfway house. It's a loving home and a great atmosphere,” says Angel Quiros, the commissioner of the Department of Correction.
Scott Wilderman, the CEO of Career Resources Inc., adds, “This is a one-of-a-kind program in the country, and actually in the state, and we're really excited and proud to be opening it up.”
The programs at the facility are offered by the Career Resources and Alliance agencies


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