Changed Choices

Year Founded
2000
EIN
20-1714187
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Diane Hunt, Executive Director & CEO
Primary Contact Name
Diane Hunt
Main Address

P.O. Box 34367
Charlotte, NC 28234
United States

NC
United States

What We Do

As followers of Christ, we empower current and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual support.  Changed Choices exists so that women who have experienced incarceration can lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, contribution to their communities and self-sufficiency.  We work with women throughout their journey, from arrest to re-entry:

  • Staff and volunteers provide evidence based classes and mentor programs to women serving at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center (MCDC).  Interested women can apply to become a client of Changed Choices.
  • Our Pre-Release Program, two to three years before a woman's release, lays the foundation for successful transition.  During this time, clients work with our coaches to create a Vision Plan focused on goals and action steps.
  • We continue journeying with clients as they return to the community.  Our coaches and volunteers provide the tools and resources our clients need for successful independent living in our community.  Changed Choices also owns a six-bed home near public transportation in Mecklenburg County.
Interesting Info
  • Our Client programming serves women impacted by incarceration, from arrest to reentry, through comprehensive case management and spiritual support.
  • More than 80% of our clients are mothers, and the custodial parent before their incarceration.
  • Since inception, less than 4% of our clients have been rearrested, compared to national rates of 38% for women.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Card Writing
Repeats every 2 weeks
Anytime

Yard Work
Repeats monthly on the 1st at 10:00am
Duration of 2 hours

Office volunteer
Repeats monthly on the 1st at 10:30am for 24 times
Flexible Timing

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