Lauren Stumblingbear Homecoming Funds

Lauren Stumblingbear Homecoming Funds

From Moms United

After 9 years in locked up, Lauren Stumblingbear lost a lot, including her mother to Covid. Let's reassure "Bear" that she will have resources and community when she returns this July.

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3 months ago

Thank you, generous supporters! We're exceed our goal of 1,500 and are raising a bit more to be sure Bear can
meet release with a bit more confidence. Release is HARD, as much as it is hoped for and celebrated. It returns old anxieties and brings new ones, in part because there is so much too do---after years of waiting, release "to-do" lists bring needs that must be met all at once. Every donation and each message of solidarity helps! Thanks so much for this and for all you do!

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From Lauren "Bear" Stumblingbear: 

"I've been thinking how much of a relief and healer it will be to be surrounded by a community of support. I look forward to colors, expression, diversity and CHOICES.....

The fundraiser page would be a big help and any amount it brings is amazing! You know my story in general.....but i would also like people to know that my time spent incarcerated I've experienced true kindness, selflessness and unconditional love from those who are locked up with me, and the volunteers inside and outside of these walls--just to simply help another person know they still have value. This level of compassion nurtured me into wellness amidst the suffering of the system."

Lauren Stumblingbear is finally coming come after being locked up over 9 years, convicted as *accountable* to a robbery. Accountability prosecutions overwhelmingly impact/target women and youth of color, most often while surviving abuse, coercion, continuing the violence against them. 

Lauren is a Native woman, survivor, mentor, artist and performs as part of an theater troupe inside Logan. Lauren volunteers her talents to support Reunification Ride, though she is not mom to a minor child herself--she is a caregiver to many. 

While inside, Lauren lost her mother, her primary support system, to Covid. While Lauren is no longer able to return to her mother, we can grow a community of support around her and meet as many material needs as we can, because as we know, most people come home from prison with even less than they had before they went in. 

Lauren needs a phone, some clothes, toiletries and other essentials upon release. Please join us to raise funds to support these needs and to welcome Lauren with a ride home and her first non-prison meal in nearly a decade. 

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Moms United posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

Thank you, generous supporters! We're exceed our goal of 1,500 and are raising a bit more to be sure Bear can
meet release with a bit more confidence. Release is HARD, as much as it is hoped for and celebrated. It returns old anxieties and brings new ones, in part because there is so much too do---after years of waiting, release "to-do" lists bring needs that must be met all at once. Every donation and each message of solidarity helps! Thanks so much for this and for all you do!

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Moms United posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

Thank you, generous supporters! We're hoping to reach our $1,500 goal well before July 1, so we can give the funds to Lauren when we meet her at Logan CC, and drive her to her first non-prison meal in over 9 years, and a store to pick out some essentials! Without this support, release for Lauren, and so many others, is a bus or train ticket to the station nearest their parole site, and a discretionary $20-$50. That's it.

So, thank you, each and all, for helping to make a much gentler and supportive re-entry happen, and if you can, please share the fundraiser link with your networks to maximize impact!

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