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Women’s Re-Entry Support Group Meetings Begin December 2

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Montgomery County Commission for Women and the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation soon will begin sponsoring a free, drop-in support group for formerly incarcerated women.

The purpose of the group is to help and support women as they transition back into the community after being involved with the criminal justice system. Groups are open to women who live, or plan to live, in Montgomery County.

Support group meetings will address a variety of topics and speakers relevant to women with re-entry needs, e.g., mending relationships. staying motivated and on track, building self-esteem, creating goals and personal power, achieving job readiness, and strengthening communications and assertiveness.

The group is run by social workers Amy Meldau and Jessica Jones, co-directors of the Re-Entry Program.

Groups will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings at the Rockville Library, located at 21 Maryland Avenue. The meetings will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Saturday, December 2.

Interested participants can get more information, exact room location, and request free child care by contacting the Montgomery County Commission for Women at (240) 777-8333 or submitting this form.

More information about the Commission for Women can be found at

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll  240-777-6507