Jun. 29, 2021 9:35 am
Dennis and Lee Horton say their own grief and trauma helped them to help others
"Police are trained to pull a gun. We need people trained to deal with people in crisis. And we know it works because we’ve done it on the inside," say the brothers, who are Certified Peer Specialists and Wellness Recovery and Action Plan facilitators.
Jun. 7, 2021 11:35 am
Homelessness in reentry is a serious concern. Here’s what Philly is doing about it
The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and JPMorgan Chase are partnering to provide a full-time housing counselor from Clarifi to work with returning citizens.
Apr. 26, 2021 2:23 pm
PAR-Recycle Works continues to collect e-waste and transform lives at its new Hunting Park facility
"We are a non-traditional transitional employer. Yes, we offer returning citizens sustainable employment, but we don’t just stop there," says General Manager Maurice Q. Jones.
Mar. 26, 2021 3:05 pm
Reawakening: Radee Hammett helps people jumpstart life after incarceration
Hammett considers himself a “credible messenger” who reentering citizens can relate to because he has been through the system and has navigated life in both worlds.
Feb. 1, 2021 9:11 am
Philly’s hidden figures: They’ve been doing crucial and stellar work for years
In the first installment of our February editorial calendar topic, guest columnist Dr. Nikia Owens highlights three unsung community heroes whose work makes a tremendous difference in the lives of returning citizens in Philadelphia.
Feb. 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Ronald Crawford believes Meek Mill, Jay Z and Nas have something healing to say to Philly’s returning citizens
That belief is the backbone of HipHopPsychoEd, the free therapeutic town halls that Crawford hosts.
Dec. 2, 2019 3:21 pm
It takes a city: Dispatch from a two-month-old social enterprise
Tess Hart, the co-founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Brewing, writes about taking the time to reach beyond traditional recruiting practices to develop a work culture that is inclusive and welcoming.
Aug. 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Bianca van Heydoorn and Aviva Tevah appointed to city’s new Office of Reentry Partnerships
Announcement of the creation of the office coincides with release of the “Philadelphia’s Reentry Services Landscape” report from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition,
Aug. 15, 2019 8:00 am
How PHMC enables employees to turn their passion into purpose
Director of Case Management and Program Standards, Katherine Addison shares her approach to finding joy in and outside of the office.
Aug. 1, 2019 4:00 pm
After three years of planning, Hidden Lives Illuminated is ready to premiere
The project's 20 short animated films — conceived, narrated, and animated by people incarcerated in PA correctional institutions — will be screened at Eastern State Penitentiary from Aug. 15 through Sept. 12.