We are a 501c(3) Indigenous women-led and Black-led nonprofit organization. Our mission is to equip impacted people(loved ones) by giving them the tools needed to succeed in family, community, housing, voting, jobs and knowing their rights. We also use preventive and diversion measures for youth, men, and woman. Helping Ourselves to Transform (HOTT) educates loved ones in assisting them with transformation into new citizens living productive lives; we use a one-on-one approach, employing the method of “see one, do one, teach one”. We build bridges between newly released loved ones and their communities, corporate America, small businesses and elected officials to understand the importance of supporting the needs of impacted youth, men and women. Our efforts create a shared understanding that reduces recidivism and moves us closer to the cure for mass incarceration that brings mass liberation.
Get your copy of “The Pretense of Justice” by Dr. Carmen R. Johnson today! This book, written by our founder, details one woman’s fight to expose the systemic, oppressive infrastructure around criminal justice. HOTT is the publisher of this amazing book and all proceeds go to HOTT to continue its services to loved ones facing time or coming home.