The WORTH Program

Help Strengthen Our Community

The WORTH Program relies on caring volunteers and community resources to provide support and encouragement to people incarcerated in the Clark County Corrections Center and the Clark County Work Center. The WORTH Program aims to break the cycle of generational poverty and incarceration by ensuring incarcerated women have the resources they need before leaving jail, and by teaching a new skill in a positive and respectful environment to men and women incarcerated at the work center.

Volunteers visit women incarcerated in the Clark County Jail on a weekly basis to offer living-skills education, referrals to community services, clothing, and non-judgmental support. At the Clark County Work Center, WORTH volunteers run a weekly quilting program for incarcerated men and women, teaching them to sew. WORTH participants benefit from compassionate volunteers who treat them with dignity and respect, provide resources, and nurture their hope for a positive future.

WORTH bridges the gap that incarcerated people face when transitioning back into their community by providing:

  • weekly visitation
  • advocacy
  • community agency and resource information
  • assistance with re-entry into society
  • basic clothing needs, such as undergarments and socks
  • skill development

Any woman who is incarcerated in the Clark County Jail, or any person incarcerated at the Clark County Work Center can participate in the WORTH Program. Participants span many ages, cultures, and ethnicities, and participation is entirely voluntary.

Your Support Matters

WORTH is completely dependent upon two key elements for program success: committed volunteers and generous community donations.

Volunteers help empower and equip women with information, encouragement, and support. By teaching program participants new skills, connecting them with resources, and most importantly, letting them know that someone cares, program participants can achieve their goals.

To help people who are incarcerated effectively transition, we need dedicated, compassionate volunteers to listen and support our program participants. All WORTH volunteers must pass a jail security clearance and are asked to commit a minimum of six months. For more information about this program please contact us at info@secondstephousing.org.

Donate

WORTH accepts donations of quilting supplies and women’s new socks, bras, or underwear. To learn more about current needs contact us at info@secondstephousing.org.