Women in Recovery (WIR) is an intensive outpatient alternative to incarceration for eligible women facing long-term prison sentences for non-violent, drug-related offenses.
A Family & Children’s Services (FCS) program operated in partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, WIR works closely with the criminal justice system and various community partners to ensure program participants receive supervision, treatment for substance abuse and mental health conditions, workforce readiness training and family reunification.
Addiction, abuse and poverty are factors that impact the vast majority of WIR participants. The organization helps women conquer drug addiction, recover from trauma and acquire the essential economic, emotional, and social tools to build successful and productive lives.
WIR is designed for women who are dedicated to changing their lives and becoming positive, contributing members of the community. More cost effective than incarceration, WIR is a smarter way to promote public safety, reduce crime long-term and improve the future for the next generation of children in Oklahoma.
With a focus on improving the lives of at-risk women and their children, WIR breaks the cycle of intergenerational incarceration and strengthens women and their families. Since WIR began, 313 women have graduated and 1,223 children have been impacted by the program. In February 2017, WIR celebrated its 20th graduating class.
FCS sets women on a path to recovery and, in the process, makes the community a better place for all.
For more information about Women in Recovery, visit www.fcsok.org