The Turn About Program provides transitional services to women leaving prison on parole. Women with a substance abuse history enter a 28-day drug abuse program at Tuerk House upon their entrance into TAP, and then continue after-care treatment for another six months. Our TAP clients report to ADI at least three times a week for individual and group counseling, and depending on their personal situations, the women attend GED classes, and parenting and stress management classes. The initial months in the program emphasize recovery, rather than employment. However, the women also attend job development and computer classes throughout their involvement in our program.
See our impact by reading some of our client stories.CLIENT STORIES
How can a father in prison avoid accumulating thousand of dollars in child support arrears that he can never hope to pay? How can a mother obtain a divorce that will protect her from an abusive partner after her release? Our civil legal program provides the answers to these and dozens of other issues that can be resolved by teaching prisoners how to represent themselves pro se in uncontested legal matters. ADI is the only organization in Maryland providing such services to incarcerated men and women, assisting over 2,000 individuals each year.
Twenty-somethings men and women with multiple arrests are on a ruinous path unless they are steered in a positive direction. This new program intervenes at a time when young adults still have an option of choosing to live a productive and meaningful life for decades to come. Positive Directions provides counseling, case management, and workshops on topics such as how to make a positive appearance in court, how to resolves disputes in a safe and healthy way, and how to overcome a history of abuse and trauma, and more.
Many Maryland Nonprofits offer quality services desperately needed by women after they are released from prison. But how do women behind bars find out about them? Our ACT Program brings representatives from dozen of service providers inside the gates to make soon-to-be-released women aware of the help they can access. ACT puts a human face to the nonprofit world outside prison doors where women can find the support they need.
CHIP Mentoring Program
CHIP or Children of Incarcerated Parents Mentoring Program serves youth ages 6-17 in Baltimore City. Children are matched with a mentor for a one-on-one supportive relationship. CHIP Kids developed the motto "Together We are Strong." It captures perfectly how CHIP's one on one relationship, monthly events, art nights and summer camp strengthen fragile families and plant the seed of hope and opportunity in young minds.