LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group of women in central Arkansas are looking to help improve the lives of other women. Magdalene Coming Home is a transitional home for women who have survived abuse, addiction, prostitution or even prison.

On Thursday night, the home held a fundraiser at Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in West Little Rock. The focus of the event was to start planning for the project which is modeled after a similar home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Retired chaplain Kathy Kaczmarek said she got the idea after mentoring women in prison.

"These women need a place where they can find that kind of healing before they just re-enter society and not fall back into the same pattern they've come out of," she said.

They'll begin recruiting volunteers to serve as mentors in January. If you'd like to mentor you can Kathy Kaczmarek at (501) 590-2515 or email at