Restoring 2nd Chances & Dignity Through Housing
The purpose of this fundraiser is to create and operate transitional housing and job readiness programs in Atlanta, Columbus and in middle Georgia. This fundraiser is a collaborative effort between two 501c3 Georgia organizations currently doing dynamic work with those with criminal convictions in the areas of employment, job readiness and education and trauma care: NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. and RestoreHER.
The mission of NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is to reduce crime and recidivism by equipping, empowering and restoring hope to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals affected by a criminal record through workforce development and job readiness training so that they may become productive, self-sufficient and law-abiding citizens. See more of what NL-SCO, Inc. is doing in our community, please visit https://www.nlscoinc.org/in-the-news/
RestoreHER US. America Inc (RestoreHER) is a policy advocacy organization supported by pre-arrest diversion and reentry, based in Georgia. RestoreHER addresses the social determinants of criminalization and social inequities through policy advocacy to protect the dignity and restore the rights of all women directly impacted by incarceration, convictions, and trauma. Our mission is to enhance the lives of directly impacted women and work in partnership with those women to end the vicious cycle that leads to the mass incarceration for women of color and pregnant women in the south. To see more of what RestoreHer is doing in its community, please visit: http://www.restoreher.us/index.html
Despite both organizations being highly successful at assisting our clients with securing housing, furthering their education and overcoming incarcerated related trauma, most of them continue to have housing instability due to a felony conviction. Therefore, both organizations have partnered to resolve this issue by starting a housing program that will allow our clients to become fully restored citizens WITH DIGNITY through housing. There IS dignity in housing and no one should be without housing and by providing housing and combining their services, they will be able to empower those in the homes with job readiness skills, educational empowerment and trauma care allowing them to be fully restored and productive members of their communities thereby reducing their chances of re-offending.
This is where we need your support. Won't you help us reach our goal by donating today?
Breakdown of utilization of received funding:
$230,000- purchase 3 homes (to include related operational expenses, taxes and furnishings)
$36,000- 3 part time, live in staff
$15,000- trauma care & therapy
$10,000- purchase 2 vans
$3,000- job readiness training & workshops
$2,000- Life skills training & workshops (social skills, parenting, money management, etc.)
$2,000- bus passes
$2,000- vital records & identification assistance