An innovative program providing practical resources as well as social and emotional support for individuals whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Participants meet monthly for a shared meal and conversation in a non-judgmental environment, and are introduced to community partners who can assist with reducing obstacles and opening doors to employment opportunity. Together, participants and community partners form a supportive
“family” environment where the past is not dragged into the present, and the future is one of opportunity, growth, and connection.
These “families” break down barriers, shift perceptions, and shatter stereotypes about system-impacted individuals, and empower both the participants and the community partners with an amplified voice as “one family” working toward a more sustainable and successful future.