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About Us

WIN Recovery provides long-term housing for women and the LGBTQ2S+ population who identify as women.

Our leadership structure consists of formerly incarcerated women and LGBTQ2 individuals as well. We cultivate strong determined leaders that have made great strides to change their lives and the lives of others.


WIN Recovery was founded in 2015 by Bethany Little, a formerly incarcerated person in recovery who was eager to support other women returning from prison.

In 2019, WIN Recovery opened its first home and became part of the SAFE Housing Network, created by A New Way of Life Reentry Project and dedicated to supporting the replication of its innovative, internationally acclaimed reentry model. In 2020, WIN Recovery opened its second home and began planning to create a statewide network.

Through two homes that serve up to 30 women annually, WIN Recovery provides housing, access to comprehensive community-based support services, and trauma-informed, gender-responsive programming to provide a stable foundation.


Our Vision

WIN Recovery’s vision is to transform and abolish the overpopulation of women incarcerated in Illinois. We fight discrimination against formerly incarcerated individuals in the areas of employment, housing, and parental rights.

Board of Directors

Vera Moore

Founder/Executive Director of True Beginning

Gregory Burks Sr, PhD, MBA


Gail T. Smith

Director (Attorney at Law)

Gina Fedock


DeAngela Linsey


Jerome White


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