White Feather Re-Entry

General Information

Donations


Money donations of any amount will be used to help us keep this housing program going. Please send your personal or business checks to the mailing address listed under the Contact Us tab. If you are donating money to be used solely for the freedom bags, please write "Freedom Bags" on the check, otherwise the money will be used where it is needed most to help these men.


Material donations especially furniture in good condition is always appreciated.  Items such as bunk beds, single beds, bed lamps, chest or drawers, and TVs help to furnish the rooms. Other items such as towels, wash cloths, bed sheets, etc. are needed in a big way. We may use some of the more personal items for the freedom bags.


Freedom Bags


Most of our incoming residents come to us with little to none in the way of personal items. Freedom bags are given to new residents as they move into our houses.  These bags can be either backpacks or small gym bags.


We give out a lot of bags so we do run low on many of the items. Donations of any of the listed items below is always welcome, If you would like to donate items or your time, please contact Lesta. Our email address is shown in the Contact information.


If you could see the smiles on the faces of our new residents when they are handed a bag, you would understand why this program is so important. They really appreciate the little things in life that we all take for granted.


The bags contain various hygiene products and other essentials such as:

  • Socks
  • One Towel
  • Wash Cloths
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Disposal Razors
  • Antiperspirant / Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Q-Tips
  • Bandages
  • Dental Floss
  • Nail Care Kit
  • Coffee Mug
  • Notebook / Calendar
  • Chewing Gum  / Candy / Granola Bars


Family Support Groups


Group:  Hearts of Hope

Date:     2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

Time:     6:30 p.m. (Potluck dinner)    7:00 p.m. (Meeting starts)

Place:    Overcomer Covenant Church

                  33415 Military Road South

                  Auburn, WA 98001

Room:   Creekside Lodge

Website:  www.overcomercc.org


This group mails out a monthly newsletter to inmates in prison. The newsletter help to encourage the inmates in very positive ways. Hearts of Hope also helps families that are left behind because of their loved one being incarcerated with food and resources through fund raising. Contact Diane Anderson at dianea@overcomercc.org or her daytime phone number 253-886-5700, cell phone 253-350-0618 for more information.


Testimonies


Testimony of Christine Olafsen   -  May 1, 2015

My quality of life is better due to White Feather Re-Entry program opening their doors for me when I was released from jail and treatment. They helped me get clothes, set up my doctor’s appointments, plus help me get my ID, and I am now employed through White Feather housing program.

I now have a great job that I love showing up to work every day when needed at the Tacoma Dome. My quality of life is happier and worthwhile to live. I wake up happy every day happy at home, instead of dreading each day.

White Feather has provided me with support of recovery. I feel I am working on a solid foundation for making  positive decisions in my life for the better. If it was not for White Feather’s support I would be serving a twenty-two months prison sentences through Drug Court Program, but today I am making the changes to enjoy my freedom at White Feather Re-Entry.


Testimony of Dawn Dingle   -   May 1, 2015

My name is Dawn and I have been living at White Feather Re-Entry for the last two years. If it was not for W.F. I would not be alive today. You see, I needed to quit Methamphetamines and just needed that healthy support to change my life.

I have had seven heart surgeries in the last two years.  I could never quit Meth to give myself a chance to have my heart surgeries, but today I am done with all my heart surgeries and I am now manager of our new Drug Court lady’s house. I have a home for my grandchildren to come visit and I get to be a big part of my grandchildren’s lives today.

 
Testimony of Tina Fuller   -   May 15, 2015

I came to White Feather Re-Entry housing July 8th 2013 and I was fresh out of prison and I was coming out into the world after being rehabilitated and looking for a chance to change all the wrong I did in my life.

I have lived at W.F. during my probation period for eighteen months. I am more confident in the things that I do now in my life I have completed my drug classes and I am not on probation any longer. I live my life with support and W. F. has been a huge factor in my success today!