Call to action
This is a call to action from our partners at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Please take action now by using the linked template (36KB Word file) to write a letter to the Governor to fund the Women's Residential Treatment and Transition Center. When more that 60,000 children in Illinois grow up while their mothers spend time in state prison, we need to act.
Good news--the appropriation bill (HB 608) for the Women's Residential Treatment and Transition Center passed in House Appropriations-Public Safety committee unanimously yesterday! One step down...LOTS more to do.
If we can get the Governor to introduce funding for the pilot in his budget (to be released in March), it will make our job with the legislature a little easier. Please use this template to send a letter to the Governor urging him to fund the Women's Residential Treatment and Transition Center. Please do this NOW while decisions are still being made about the fiscal year 2010 budget!!
Please put it on your letterhead and customize it, i.e. add a story or anecdote about the challenges women face when they don't have alternatives to incarceration and/or what they need to help them avoid incarceration, a relevant fact or figure, etc. Fact sheet (185KB pdf) is available as well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your letter so she can keep track of our efforts.
PROMISE offers assistance in supporting the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless efforts for a Women's Residential Treatment and Transition Center.
The Salvation Army PROMISE program will sponsor a half day presentation and discussion on children's rights, sexual exploitation and child sex tourism on Friday 3/20/09 at the UIC School of Nursing, 845 South Damen, Chicago, Illinois
Promise program establishes an international partnership with Oasis Trust/Stopthetraffik in London England and attended their international peoples lecture. To view the lecture please follow this link.
PROMISE reached agreement with the 28 member organizations of the task force to launch an organized campaign to promote our model. To assist in the effort we provide a detailed PROMISE PowerPoint presentation. There are essential training notes included with this presentation. To access them please download the presentation and opened it in Powerpoint.
PROMISE has formed a long-term partnership with Fair Fund in D.C. in an attempt to introduce their Tell Your Friends prevention curriculum to a select number of Chicago high schools.
PROMISE is proud to collaborate with the United Center for the airing of an anti-sexual exploitation public service announcement spearheaded by The Salvation Army. See the PSA now:
Macintosh QuickTime (1.6MB)
Windows movie (1.6MB)