HAFISO HELPING ALABAMA FEMALE INMATES START OVER A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION All We Need is a Second Chance!
HAFISO Organization HAFISO is a non-profit organization that assists female ex-offenders in starting their lives over. HAFISO was started by Heather Giddens, a former Alabama inmate at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. HAFISO is available to inmates, ex-offenders, and their families. The program works to help find assistance for the ex-offenders and make the transition from incarceration back to society as easy as possible. The program’s goal is to make every woman a productive member of our society.
Our Mission Statement Our organization is set up for educational and charitable purposes. We provide assistance and resources to female inmates being released from incarceration and returning back to society. Heather and Tangya join together for HAFISO after returning home from Tutwiler.
Our Mission and Goals Promoting social tolerance for women coming from incarceration Assisting with home or parole plans Changing laws for parole Changing laws for sentencing guidelines Building additional clothes closets Providing a resource guide which lists organizations and programs that assist with housing, food, clothing, job placement, health care, recovery programs and church families. Let Us Work Together
Board Members Heather GiddensExecutive Director fawn Romine Board Member Sharon GiddensBoard Member Tangya WarrenBoard Member
Rose of Sharon Clothing Closet Our first clothing closet established is the Rose of Sharon. It offers women clothing and accessories they may need for job interviews. The closet also offers personal hygiene baskets for each woman.
Mount Zion Clothing Closet Our second clothes closet will open at Mount Zion church in Killen, Alabama. They are working to offer the women of the North Alabama area clothing for job interviews and personal hygiene baskets.
Resource Guide HAFISO has started to put together a resource guide for the women incarcerated within Alabama’s prison system. This guide will provide a list of organizations, churches and programs that will assist women who are leaving prison and returning to society. This guide will include information on housing, food, clothing, job placement, health care, recovery programs and church families. If you are interested in adding your organization, program or church in this resource guide, please contact us at: or click the link below. mailto:HAFISOORG@wmconnect.com HAFISO 1098 Chinook Street Auburn, AL 36830
Donations Are Needed HAFISO relies strictly on your contributions. We have provided a list of the donations that are most needed at this time. All donations can be mailed to: We would like to thank all the people who help support our program and hope many more will join our efforts. May God Bless you and your family. Monetary donations by check or money order Gently-used clothing and accessories Office supplies Stamps and envelopes Clothing racks and shelves List of Needed Donations HAFISO 1098 Chinook Street Auburn, AL 36830 Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Proverbs 30:8
Volunteer Opportunities HAFISO relies strictly on volunteers to make the program successful. If you have friends, family, or acquaintances who can provide help, please pass on our information. Your support will give the women returning to our communities a second chance at life. Fund-raising Help with office work Researching for our resource guide Working our clothes closet Collecting donated items Public relations List of Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers of HAFISO Tangya Warren fawn Romine Sharon Giddens Dr. Harold Turk Barbara Oates Mount Zion Congregation And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these Is love. 1 Corinthinians 13:13
Friends of HAFISO Dr. Hal Turk and Dr. Gloria McPherson of AUM Jim Walden of Renascence Mount Zion Congregation Judy Davidson and Carol Potok of AIM Sarah Fechter of Eastern Area Christian Ministries Kate Richardson Deborah Petree and Wayne Musselman of W.A.D.E. Freedom House Yolanda Lanier of The Foundry Amy Dunn of St. Anne’s Home Debbie Knott and Peggy Perdue of Freedom House Steve and Loretta Coleman of Red Letter Ministries Barbara Oates and Arlene Thomas of J.F. Ingram State Technical College