About Our Founder

Stacey Borden, President, and Founder

Stacey Borden, M.Ed., LADC l, Founder and President, has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Addictions and Trauma. She is Founder and President of New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc. Stacey is an author, performance artist, motivational speaker,

and activist. She has been on several panel discussions about the criminal justice system and on how the prison system and mass incarceration have impacted women and families of color. Stacey has also been a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music and her story inspired students to do their final project on mass incarceration. Stacey is a proponent of Drama Therapy with an empathetic value in the individual suffering from trauma and addictions. She is currently a Board member with OWLL (On With Living and Learning) Productions, a non-profit organization. OWLL works with formerly incarcerated women in dynamic workshops that incorporate reading, writing, storytelling and active listening to build imperative life and job skills. Through storytelling, they work through challenging pasts, creating art that is healing for the individual, while building self-esteem and developing skills that will enable successful reentry to society. Also, Board Member with Families for Justice as Healing, an organization by and for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls and women with loved ones who are locked up. Stacey says, "We are working to end the unnecessary incarceration of women." Stacey Borden, formerly incarcerated is a member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and a member of the NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals).

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