Ladies of Hope Ministries

Ending the incarceration of women and girls

Grantee Cohort Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Location New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Topeka Sam founded the The Ladies of Hope Ministries’ (LOHM) in 2017 with the ultimate goal of ending the incarceration of women and girls. The organization pursues five key programs: the Reentry Readiness Program, Hope House, Faces of Women Imprisoned, the Angel Food Delivery Project, and the Parole and Probation Accountability Project. LOHM’s mission is to help disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls transition back into society through access to high-quality resources such as education, entrepreneurship, spiritual empowerment, advocacy and housing.

With Art for Justice’s support, LOHM worked to reach sustainable growth goals for each of its five interrelated core mission programs. LOHM deepened the public conversation about the justice system, empowered formerly incarcerated women and provided income for women as they speak around the country, illuminating issues of female incarceration.