- Nov. 9, 2011 - BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. --
Maria Shriver, like other high profile people, is bringing attention to charitable organizations through social media. Her Twitter account has nearly one million followers. Unlike many celebrities that tweet about a trip to the post office, Maria is cautious about what she sends out to her followers. Her tweet to ask for donations to Crossroads comes from great respect for the founder Sister Terry Dodge. In 2010 she presented Sister Terry the Minerva Award for her work with women who have been incarcerated. Two of the other winners that year were Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Day O'Connor. In October of this year Sister Terry won an award from Bank America for her work.
The mission of Crossroads, Inc. (http://crossroadswomen.org)
is to provide housing, education, support and counseling in a homelike environment for women who have been incarcerated. The goal is to empower women to take control of their lives and to help them step out of the revolving door of prison and jail. Since July 1974, their services have been provided at no cost to women immediately upon their release from prison. Participation in the Crossroads’ program gives a woman the security of knowing her basic needs are met and allows her to focus on acquiring new skills and tools for healthier living.
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according to C.E.O. Warren Prescott.
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