Safe & Secure Housing
Benevolence Farm maintains a housing program that provides women leaving prisons with a place to live, work, and reestablish themselves in North Carolina. Most residents live in the Farm House for six months to two years, post-release from a North Carolina prison. For women who cannot be accommodated on the farm property due to capacity limitations, staff work to find transitional housing in the community.
As of 2022, Benevolence Farm opened a second house in downtown Burlington. This location provides a safe space for residents to obtain permanent community-based employment. For the first time in our history, we welcomed residents who either experienced multiple years in a local detention center or were guaranteed pre-trial release upon the condition of securing housing.
Eligibility: Woman of all conviction histories and incarceration lengths are welcome to apply to Benevolence Farm.
Benevolence Farm regularly consults with people being released from incarceration across North Carolina. We manage and update a community resource database to support formerly incarcerated people and their families as they return home. We value being a community partner and referral source to organizations around the state that serve and support formerly incarcerated communities.