The Junior League of Tulsa, Inc., has a partnership with the Resonance Center for Women, an organization that supports the well-being and self-sufficiency of women and their families challenged by the criminal justice system and affected by substance abuse. Oklahoma is ranked #1 in the world, per capita, for the number of women in incarceration, and the majority of these convictions are related to substance abuse. Many women are referred to Resonance to participate in comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs in lieu of incarceration. Resonance also provides services to women who are preparing to be released from incarceration and re-entering the Tulsa community.
We have two committees devoted to working with the women in the Resonance program, the Resonance Turley Committee and the Resonance Take 2 Committee.
Our Turley Committee meets with women preparing to be released from the Turley Residential Center participating in the Resonance “Choosing to Change” program. Our curriculum focuses on developing social skills, learning healthy hobbies, and promoting self-esteem necessary for the women to successfully transition back into society. Our members visit the women at the Turley Residential Center and educate, mentor, and provide enrichment opportunities utilizing the curriculum we have developed.
The Take 2 Committee provides a similar curriculum for women who have already released from prison and are working at Resonance’s Take 2 Cafe downtown. Our main goal is to provide healthy, drug-free social interactions and mentorship for the women working and living at Take 2.