On Friday, August 27th, nine women graduated from the Off the Streets program, which helps women involved in prostitution move toward safety, empowerment and community reintegration.
Special guest Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls congratulated the graduates and told them that she and Mayor Mark Mallory were proud of them. She also said, “This day is about you, and it’s about courage, and it’s about hope – your hope and our hope – for your success.”
Each graduate has successfully completed the Off the Streets program, obtained permanent housing and is working or going to school. Each graduate also receives a certificate, a quilt from the Quilting Queens, a pendant designed by Scott Reisling Hyde Park Jewelers, a copy of Patsy Malone’s The Making of a Madame, and a piece of original jewelry created by Hummin’ B Creations.