INDIANAPOLIS -- An urban farm opening in central Indiana will provide women coming out of the criminal justice system with a place to live and work so they can get their lives back on track.
While working at Bellfound Farm, the women will also receive mental health counseling, coaching and skill development training.
Alena Jones, co-founder and COO of Bellfound Farms, says they are getting started with a grant from the Women’s Fund of central Indiana.
“When we’re talking about how nine out of 10 women who have been incarcerated have experienced trauma, what we know about being in a green environment is that it calms your nervous system down and gives you a little bit more brain space to process what’s going on inside of you,” said Jones.
The first group of women are set to move in early next year, once the farm is ready and the buildings renovations are complete.
If you’d like to volunteer with Bellfound Farm you can visit their online website.