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Leslie Brown had few resources when she was released from an Illinois prison. She founded Leslie's Place to provide a home and support for women who, like her, were re-adjusting to society.

She soon returned to prison to motivate and inspire other women with the message that it is possible to start over. In 1994, she opened up her home and started Leslie's Place.

Since it's founding, Leslie's Place has provided a safe home, clothing, training, counseling and support for more than 1,000 women.

While more than half of ex-inmates in Illinois are re-incarcerated within three years after their release, 89 per cent of Leslie's Place residents never return to prison.

Their success is due in part to the programs, services and support that Leslie's Place provides. We deeply appreciate all of the support that we have received from our generous donors.

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