When someone is released from prison it is often hard for them to adjust to life on the outside. That is one reason recidivism rates are so high. Hope Rises is doing its part to change that for women in Arkansas. Hope Rises serves as a transitional house for women released from prison, but it’s not just a place to stay. What sets Hope Rises apart is the holistic services offered to residents. They work to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The many success stories are a testament to the work that Hope Rises began in 2013. The Victory Over Violence Difference Makers Award seeks to honor and support those charities making a difference in stopping violence in our community. Hope Rises fits perfectly, as they are taking women who have been in prison and changing their life for the better.