Transitioning back into the community after incarceration can be challenging. Many ex-offenders are faced with immediate obstacles, including financial pressure, finding employment and housing, and adjusting to family and spiritual life. The goal of our re-entry program is to prepare men and women to overcome these challenges.
This month, we expanded our program to serve prisoners at Blackburn Correctional Complex. We are now offering a Jobs for Life class to these men in addition to mentoring, case management, and help with housing and employment. Our re-entry team also works with men and women in Fayette County, Woodford County, and Jessamine County jails and with prisoners at Northpoint Training Center. We are very excited about this recent expansion, which is only possible because of people like you who are willing to invest in the lives of those who are trying to make a fresh start in our community.
We are in need of volunteer mentors for men and women, as well as instructors to teach classes for those preparing for re-entry. Register to volunteer at lexingtonrescue.org/volunteers. For more information about volunteering with our re-entry program, contact Yvette Davis at (859) 381-9603, ext. 226.
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