Dress for Success visits South Boise Women's Correctional Center

Posted at 2:31 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 21:09:01-05

BOISE, Idaho — Inmates at the South Boise Women's Correctional Center received a special treat as a local organization called Dress for Success presented them with a new outfit.

For the last 20 years, Dress for Success has made it their mission to empower women in the Treasure Valley through professional attire and a network of support.

Sunday, the organization helped women who have less than six months before they return to society; their new outfits are designed to help during a job interview.

"I felt normal, I got to see how pretty I'm going to look when I get out," said Kirsten. "I get to remember what it was like before I came here and it gives me hope."

"My favorite part was putting the clothes on and coming out and seeing myself in normal clothes again," said Tiffany. "It was a boost of confidence."

It was certainly a sight to behold as these women transformed with the help of Dress for Success.

"For me personally, it is probably the most impactful thing I've ever been a part of," said Rachel Flichel of Dress for Success. "Hopefully it will be life-changing for them."

Last April, Dress for Success purchased a van they call the mobile boutique which helps them travel to different places all over the valley and help more people.

For more information on Dress for Success, visit their website.