After spending 18 years within the confines of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, I believed there was very little anyone could do to assist with my reentry. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong! While some other well-meaning groups talk, the folks at The Program put in the work. More specifically they have been willing to work as hard as I have to become a successful reentrant.
From before the date of my release the folks at The Program were professional and courteous. They understand the challenges and realities of reentering society. Since that time and through my release the folks at The Program have provided much needed guidance and insight, and not only directly but also through a vast network of professionals who genuinely want to help reentrants.
The Program has helped me to find a safe place to live, navigate the complexities of finding work, dealing with the government for food and medical assistance, putting me in touch with a professional to help sort out my financial future, finding me a mentor, and so much more. Reentry takes work if you’re willing to put in the effort the folks at The Program will be right there with you shining the light showing you which tools to use and how to use them to get and stay free.
I have been coming to The Program for almost a year. Working with The Program has been a good experience. The Program helped me find a good place to live. When they started paying my rent, I was able to catch up bills, back payments and save money. I was able to buy a car with the money I saved. The financial literacy classes are helpful, too. It helped me learn to manage my money and save even more. I still use the budget sheets they gave us at home. Working with The Program has been great and can be life changing, as long as you use the help right.