When Will the Punishment End?

Located in San Bernardino, 1 hour east of Los Angeles, Time for Change Foundation provides housing, substance abuse treatment, employment opportunities, health care, and counseling to women who have been released from prison. Often these women have histories of drug and alcohol addictions but have little or no access to resources or services they need to recover and reconnect to the larger society. The Founder and Director of Time for Change Foundation is the energetic and vibrant  Kim Carter.  Ms. Carter has helped hundreds of women in the Inland Empire find shelter and employment since 2002. She is the recipient of a number of awards, has presented at many conferences, and is also the lead author of the research-based publication Invisible Bars: Barriers to Women’s Health and Well Being During

and After Incarceration, a major contribution to the field.

Time for Change Foundation has helped hundreds of women in the Inland Empire find shelter and employment since 2002

…many women [with] drug convictions are banned for life

from things such as welfare, CalWORKs benefits, low-income housing and federal subsidies such as FAFSA, for college

loans.

These are the women who succumbed to a medical

condition called addiction…and for life they are being

punished for having an illness.