NETWORK IN THE PRISONS and NETWORK IN THE COMMUNITY wrote -Many states now have better reentry resources than in the past but our prisons continue to be wastelands in terms of effective and compassionate programming. Network in the Prisons is a unique program that annually works closely with more than 500 individuals, helping them go deep to find what is best in them, discovering potential they didn't know was there. In the words of one prisoner, "Change requires patience, honesty and a willingness to work hard, to be committed--these are the traits that I've witnessed firsthand as a new member of Network. I have never seen nor experienced such a raw desire for growth and a profound sense of self-awareness than in my first Network meetings. By my second meeting, I personally experienced emotions that have been hidden within me for several years. In the small group setting, I not only cried, but I was blessed with the chance to share words of encouragement and be encouraged by my brothers. These men, myself included, within the span of three hours, experienced feelings of remorse, claimed responsibility for their wrongs to both their victims and their loved ones and, above all, expressed a strong need to rehabilitate themselves in those areas that led them inside these walls." Network participants begin giving back long before they are released. In 2014, a group at Otisville Correctional facility hand-crocheted 20 beautiful baby blankets that were brought to New York and donated to women in a homeless center in the Bronx. The project continues. (Wish we could show you the amazing photos!) Network needs help to fund the therapeutic facilitators who travel long distances to reach the prisons and to cover travel costs, educational and program supplies. Your help is immeasurable as we rebuild hearts and character.