Connect People Returning Home From Prison With The Critical Resources They Need to Succeed
Individuals reentering society from prison run into atypical barriers to normal life, including a lack of housing options, hesitant employers, and a financially unfeasible education, not to mention a rocky adjustment to a more modern way of life. A lot changes when you're behind bars for five, ten, or twenty plus years.
Miles of Freedom, founded by historic exoneree Richard Miles in Dallas, provides holistic reentry service assistance programs for individuals and families impacted by incarceration. Through initiatives like the Miles of Freedom Lawn Service and job readiness workshops, the organization equips, empowers, and employs individuals returning home from prison to acclimate and establish a fulfilling, productive livelihood. Notably, Miles of Freedom launched a shuttle service that helps keep families connected while one member is away at prison.
To date, MOF has worked with over 1,000 men/women who either have been out or are just returning home from prison find self-sustainability. They have also connected over 300 families for visitation. These services ranged from securing identification cards, employment referrals, and college FAFSA enrollments.