Urban farm offers women a place to live & work after getting out of prison


Alena Jones (left) and Nekoma Burcham have launched Bellfound Farm for young female ex-offenders. (Photo: Daniel Arthur Jacobson)

While working at Bellfound Farm, the women will also receive mental health counseling, coaching and skill development training.

Stephanie Wade
Oct 2, 2018


Alena Jones, co-founder and COO of Bellfound Farms, says they are getting started with a grant from the Women’s Fund of central Indiana.

“When we’re talking about how nine out of 10 women who have been incarcerated have experienced trauma, what we know about being in a green environment is that it calms your nervous system down and gives you a little bit more brain space to process what’s going on inside of you,” said Jones.

The first group of women are set to move in early next year, once the farm is ready and the buildings renovations are complete.

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