NYJL Promotes New Beginnings at the Isaac T. Hopper Home

In April, NYJL volunteers and residents gathered in the common area at a historic, Greek-revival style row house in the East Village. While enjoying the guidance of the NYJL-arranged knitting instructor, women chatted and relaxed while making something beautiful. Some fast learners may have even discovered a new hobby!

The house is Isaac T. Hopper Home, a temporary residence for women who are transitioning to life after prison with assistance from the Women’s Prison Association. WPA Executive Director Georgia Lerner has worked with her team to create a supportive community environment for these women.

One of the many resources provided is the monthly NYJL workshop. In these workshops, women have bonded and relaxed over art projects, game nights, yoga and sometimes knitting lessons! Residents also benefit from counselling, mentoring, writing workshops and employment coaching as part of the NYJL programming. NYJL volunteers who work at the Hopper Home said they feel honored to work with the WPA on this important program, and they also feel privileged to work with these women as they almost always learn more about themselves throughout the process!

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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