PROJECT DIRECTOR/AUTHOR: Samir Goswami, Policy Specialist, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (with drafting assistance from Anice Schervish, Policy Intern)
VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS: Anice Schervish and A. Anne Holcomb
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tim Johnson, Jody Raphael, and Mary Anderson Paul Hall at Kraft Foods
Cook County Sheriff’s Division of Women’s Justice Services Divisions 3 & 4 of the Cook County Department of Corrections Students of DePaul University, and Kraft Foods
Special thanks to all women who participated in the surveys and to all volunteers who dedicated their time to conduct the interviews.
Each woman was asked to name three wishes. Based on the answers,
Get out of jail Get a job Be reunited with kids Secure housing Stay clean and sober Turn back hands of time Be financially stable Continue education