VOICES Program

Program Description

Voices: A Program for Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls is gender-responsive program that encourages girls to seek and celebrate their “true selves” by giving them a safe space, encouragement, structure, and support to embrace their important journey of self-discovery. The program advocates a strength-based approach that helps girls to identify and apply their power and voices as individuals and as a group. Voices is led by two qualified female probation officers trained in the curriculum.

The goals of Voices are to:
  • Decrease substance abuse
  • Decrease depression
  • Decrease trauma symptoms
  • Increase in self-efficacy
  • Stabilize recovery
  • Increase in prevention of substance use

Program Details

Schedule: Once a week for 18 weeks, 2 hours each session.

Target Population: Female Youth on Probation ages 12-18

Cost: Free

  • Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Washington County Service Center, 13000 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Contact: Meghan Quinn (651) 275-7235 or Kathie Walsh (651) 430-6922

“Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls” curriculum was developed by Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., LCSW, LaJolla, CA