Local Non-Profit Working To Help Incarcerated Mothers Receives Grant

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 6:15 pm
By: Ashlyn Brothers

TULSA, Okla. -

The George Kaiser Family Foundation gave the Tulsa non-profit Still She Rises a nearly $3 million grant to help their mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and instability of incarcerated mothers.

African Americans make up nearly 8% of Oklahoma’s population, but about 20% of incarcerated women in Oklahoma are Black. Women are the fastest-growing prison population in the country with Oklahoma leading this trend at twice the national rate.

The George Kaiser Family Foundation's $2.8 million grant will help the Tulsa non-profit Still She Rises, help pay for legal aid for mothers facing criminal and civil crimes.

Clients have access to a team of attorneys, social workers, client advocates and investigators whose main goal is to keep families together.

This year, Still She Rises has 540 new clients, half of which they said are under the age of 35 and 45% are African American.

If you know someone who could benefit from the services offered by Still She Rises, call 918-392-0867.