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Our mission is to ensure the smooth reintegration and success of returning citizens in the Washington metropolitan area through hands-on and authentic mentoring, guidance, training, and other supports and referrals to needed services.
Our vision is that the Washington metropolitan area welcomes our returning citizens with open arms through a coordinated ecosystem that provides the tools and opportunities they need to thrive and succeed.
In 2022, we made significant strides in our mission to support our returning citizens. We serviced over 150 individuals with social services, providing them with the resources and support needed to reintegrate into society. We disbursed over $50,000 in flex funds for essential needs such as groceries, transportation, housing, workforce development, and vital documents.
Recognizing the importance of collaboration, we partnered with over 30 community-based organizations, driving our work to greater heights. These partnerships have been instrumental in expanding our reach and impact.
We’re proud to report a zero percent recidivism rate amongst our active participants, a testament to the effectiveness of our programs and the resilience of the individuals we serve.
Our workforce development program provided job training to 15 participants, all of whom have since found employment in seasonal, part-time, or full-time roles. This significant achievement underscores the transformative power of education and skills training.
As we look to the future, we aim to service Maryland and Virginia as the request for our support has increased significantly. Based on feedback from the community we serve, we aspire to create a few pilot programs related to housing, financial literacy, and technology training. Additionally, adding medical and child care to our flex fund. These additions will address critical needs and further support our participants as they build stable, fulfilling lives post-incarceration. Your support can help us make this vision a reality.