In Northern Virginia, just five Probation-and-Parole offices supervise over 1,300 recently released women. Many leave prison with just the clothes on their backs and a few dollars for the trip home; most face multiple challenges, including poverty, joblessness, health problems, and broken relationships. Here, Guest House intervenes. Through its residential program, up to 17 nonviolent, female ex-offenders live in group homes for three to four months. While there, clients find employment, learn life-skills (financial management, fitness, conflict resolution), build support systems, and secure safe housing. Then, a six- to nine-month aftercare program helps them navigate the challenges of independent living. These programs work wonders, dropping the two-year re-offense rate from 70% to less than 10%. Case management is also available for women reentering society directly from prison, offering tailored support as they rebuild their lives. Studies show that assisting reentering mothers (two-thirds of Guest House’s 150 annual clients) helps prevent their children from becoming the next generation of prisoners. Your support here changes lives.