Dream House is a safe housing space initiative of Dream Deferred Inc. for formerly incarcerated women and girls located in Brooklyn, NY lead by Chastity Michel. Dream House is a holistic home environment designed to empower and build community for women returning home from State and Federal incarceration. Through trauma informed care we provide women with tools and resources aimed to promote healing from the inside out.
Dream Tech is a technology training program designed specifically for men and women impacted by the criminal justice system. It is a three course program which include Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System and Microsoft Office Online. Training is provided to reintegrate the formerly incarcerated population with technology by bridging the gap created by the advancement of technology.
Job training skills workshops prepare participants to get and keep employment. Typical workshops enable participants to gain new skills and knowledge through lectures, hands-on activities and role-playing exercises.
The Conflict Resolution Workshop provides an easy-to-use, easy-to-remember eight-step system to reliably prevent, manage, and resolve personal and professional conflicts.
Financial literacy workshop focuses on the ability to manage personal finance matters efficiently, and it includes the knowledge of making appropriate decisions about personal finance, such as investing, insurance, real estate, paying for college, budgeting, retirement, and tax planning.
Emerge is our life skill tool box that provide participants with a variety of specifically designed workshops and courses, including certification opportunities. Emerge was constructed with an understanding of the unique barriers faced by the formerly incarcerated community that hinder and stagnate their transition upon their release and beyond.
Heal Her Health and Justice Initiative helps disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls by dismantling the walls created by mental trauma and incarceration.
Heal Her brings awareness to the mental and emotional trauma that exist within this population but more importantly, provide tools, information and shared resources that are available for formerly incarcerated women and their families.