Current Situation

The “Women with loved ones incarcerated” they are the forgotten ones, as they wait at home for their loved ones. Our society takes care of the sick, the dying, the homeless, but the Women of the incarcerated are left alone and forgotten.

They are faced with insurmountable problems....financial, emotional, psychological, social, stigmatization, health problems to face alone and children to take care of. They keep the household "together" until her loved one comes home. She works, pays the bills, and pays the mortgage or rent, the car payments, the insurances. She takes care of the children, the repairs for the house, and just about everything else under the sun. Holidays and birthdays come and go. She is at many times alone and lonely, most often faced with depression.

They are faced with insurmountable problems....financial, emotional, psychological, social, stigmatization, health problems to face alone and children to take care of. They keep the household "together" until her loved one comes home. She works, pays the bills, and pays the mortgage or rent, the car payments, the insurances. She takes care of the children, the repairs for the house, and just about everything else under the sun. Holidays and birthdays come and go. She is at many times alone and lonely, most often faced with depression.

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    Most Women with loved ones incarcerated find it difficult to even face another day.  Having a loved one in prison is a stigma in our society. However, it is possible to cope and get through this difficult time in your life. The Women with loved ones incarcerated go through a period of "grieving." The difference between the widow and these populations of women who have loved ones incarcerated is the grieving process continues until their loved one comes home. These Women can consist of a “wife, mother, friend or family member" who are affected by this stigma. Socializing can be difficult as these women emotionally are with their incarcerated love ones and physically continuing the daily responsibilities.      Some women wait years for their loved one to return - ten, even twenty or more years.

Most Women with loved ones incarcerated find it difficult to even face another day.  Having a loved one in prison is a stigma in our society. However, it is possible to cope and get through this difficult time in your life. The Women with loved ones incarcerated go through a period of "grieving." The difference between the widow and these populations of women who have loved ones incarcerated is the grieving process continues until their loved one comes home. These Women can consist of a “wife, mother, friend or family member" who are affected by this stigma. Socializing can be difficult as these women emotionally are with their incarcerated love ones and physically continuing the daily responsibilities.  

Some women wait years for their loved one to return - ten, even twenty or more years.

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    There are close to two million prisoners in our country....that makes me wonder just how many woman and loved ones are left behind and forgotten. We think about the prisoner, but rarely think about those left behind.....the wives, the children, the mothers, sisters and the girlfriends, to name a few. Those loved ones, who did not commit a crime, are punished indirectly for no fault of their own, they did not commit a crime. We Believe WSW is part of the coping process.

There are close to two million prisoners in our country....that makes me wonder just how many woman and loved ones are left behind and forgotten. We think about the prisoner, but rarely think about those left behind.....the wives, the children, the mothers, sisters and the girlfriends, to name a few. Those loved ones, who did not commit a crime, are punished indirectly for no fault of their own, they did not commit a crime. We Believe WSW is part of the coping process.