Who We Are

New Directions for Women, a nonprofit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers an alternative to traditional incarceration for nonviolent, early-release eligible adult women. Our residents are sentenced here in lieu of going to Philadelphia county’s detention center for women. New Directions partners with a wide variety of community organizations who provide physical and mental health services to our clients, counseling and treatment for addictions and job skills training and placement–to name just a few. Women who graduate from our 9-12 month intensive trauma-centered and gender-responsive program, go on to reunite with their families and reenter their communities as healthy and productive citizens! In addition to our residential services, New Directions also offers its graduates aftercare services to help them achieve continued success as they navigate the world of reentry.

Also, learn more about our organization’s historythe women and families we serve and who makes up our staff and board.