Church Women United Montgomery Chapter has been instrumental in founding various organizations that serve the public including:
Renascence restores men recently released on parole by assisting them to successfully reintegrate into the community.
We provide services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
We offer hope by providing life skills training. We offer help by providing transitional housing. We offer healing through Christian love and support. The goal of Mary Ellen's Hearth is for the families we serve to leave us within two years... their dignity and self respect restored... prepared for a life of independence
years serving inmate mothers
Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) Inc., was founded in 1987 by Church Women United, The Alabama Prison Project, ALDOC and a group of committed volunteers. AIM works to better connect the children of incarcerated parents with their mothers.
ex-felon voting rights restored
CWUM participated in the Montgomery Unite/ACLU voter restoration phone bank in 2018 which resulted in at least 150 ex-felons having their right to vote restored.
Church Women United works in the community in various areas including youth education, hunger and poverty, community advocacy, the jail ministry and voter registration and education.
Participated in the reading program at the Rufus Lewis Library
Greeted students as they arrived for the first day of school
Provided scholarships to three YMCA’s for their summer program
hunger & poverty
Donated $65 to ECHO’s Backpack for Students program
Donated several pairs of socks to Carver Jr. High School
Packed boxes at the Montgomery Area Food Bank in the second and third quarter of 2018
voting registration & education
Participated in the Montgomery Unite/ACLU voter restoration phone bank: 150 ex-felons had their voter rights restored due to this phone bank.
Participated in the voter registration efforts of Montgomery Unite
Donated funds to print and issue flyers that informed the public of the 2018 Mid-term elections.
Sustained the County Jail Ministry
Registered inmates who wanted to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections
Donated over 100 personal hygiene products to Aid to Inmate Mothers
Assisted at the Joy to Life Cancer Walk
Toured the blight of Union Town and gained a better understanding of the struggle
Participated at the People’s Tribunal held by the International Critical Dietetics Conference
Hosted a Christmas party for the women of Mary Ellen’s Hearth, New Life Homeless Shelter and the Friendship Homeless Shelter for Women
We encourage you to become a member of Church Women United. Go to our membership tab for the application. Annual dues are $20 and we meet once monthly.
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