Arouet began inside Perryville Prison in Goodyear Arizona in 2004. Televerde, a Department of Corrections workforce development partner, began a reentry program called T.O.P.S. to help prepare incarcerated women for life after prison. We implement programs that emphasize education, job skills, and post-release work opportunities, without increasing the burden on government.
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Support Arouet by shopping on Amazon!

Did you know you can support the Arouet Foundation when you shop on Amazon Smile? With every purchase, $0.05 is...

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Arouet’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Legacy Golf Resort Phoenix, AZ – April 20, 2017 –  Registration details coming soon!  The Legacy...

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Donating a vehicle is a great way to support Arouet Foundation

Cars aren’t the only vehicle that you can donate. Motorcycles, boats, RVs, even quads can help Arouet...

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1935 the growing total of hours that have been donated by volunteers to work with women in Arouet programs


667 women have graduated the TOPS program since 2004


6.1% recidivism rate for TOPS graduates compared to Arizona State Department of Corrections rate of 19.3%(for new felony convictions according to their “Five-Year Strategic Plan: FY 2017 to FY 2021”)



“The TOPS program taught me…how to forgive, put myself first, and make sure everything and everyone I choose to have in my life is a win-win.”


Patricia D, TOPS Graduate


Well I suppose the hardest part of telling any story is figuring out where to begin, So allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ashley, I am 30 years old, I am a daughter, a wife, a mother and I am also an inmate in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Is this the way I planned my life? Not exactly… I was voted “most likely to be a pop star” in my senior year of high school and look at me now! I’m far from making headlines, at least the ones I had hoped to be making. Read More >

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