BENEFITING: The Fortune Society
ORGANIZER: The Fortune Society
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
The Fortune Society wrote -
Since 1967, The Fortune Society has helped thousands of formerly incarcerated people overcome challenges that would test the most resilient among us. After incarceration, people with justice-involvement face harmful stigmas and barriers that can increase their chances of returning to prison. Every year, our services help over 6,000 of these individuals gain acceptance and rebuild their lives.
Using a holistic approach, we provide a wide array of life-changing services to ensure that our clients have smooth transitions into the community. These services include counseling, health services, substance abuse treatment, education, housing assistance, advocacy, career development, and community education. In addition, our Alternative to Incarceration program has allowed young people and other individuals to avoid serving lengthy prison sentences, and instead develop the skills they need to lead successful lives.
We firmly believe that all humans are worth more than their worst deeds and strive to carry out this mission every day through our services and advocacy. With your help, we can continue to provide people with justice involvement more opportunities to rebuild their lives.