Who We Are

W.O.E. Inc. was founded by Laverna Moorer, a mother of three children, who was sentenced to 8 1/3 years to life for the first time in Bedford Hill Correctional Facility.

W.O.E. is a non-profit, Christian based organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of women returning to prison, leaving their children behind. W.O.E. is committed to addressing issues of mother-child separation, child attachment disorders, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime. We are NOT a shelter, we are a 12-18 month, re-entry program.


A new piece of clay is hard to work with before it can be placed into a mold. The potter must skillfully kneed it until it becomes soft and pliable. When the Master Potter is working on the clay of your life, He will begin to remove the parts that keep it from being pliable. We must be pliable to allow the Potter to do whatever is necessary to mold or transform us into his Master Piece.
— Jer. 18:6

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The mission of W.O.E. is to provide refuge to women seeking life change through the love of Jesus Christ.  Our 12 month Residential Discipleship Program provides transitional, and  temporary housing for women and mothers with children.   W.O.E. will provide these women with the tools needed to address the issues that led to their self-destructive behaviors.

This program will provide  daily discipleship sessions, budget and financial management, life skills, vocational and educational services and appropriate referrals when needed.

The structured environment will teach these women the importance and how to love and respect themselves,  while lifting them spiritually, emotionally, mentally  and physically.  By housing these women in this structured environment, it will reduce recidivism. It will offer the support needed to combat the rising crime rate, reduce state spending for the care of their children if they were in foster care, and allow the women to become productive Christian women of society.

WO.E. develops linkages with agencies that will provide good-paying jobs and training. We are committed in assisting these women in functioning independently and re-entering society, successfully.




W.O.E. Family Ties Project facilitates those encounters between mother and child. Family Ties offers children of W.O.E. parents an opportunity to focus on building the capacity to an attachment-trusting affectionate relationship with others.

W.O.E. offers child developmental assessments, childcare service planning, and attachment building activities for children. These services are designed to address issues of mother-child separation, child attachment disorders, and to improve child function and the relationship of mother and child.