Category: Support System Resources

Closing the Health Insurance Gap for Justice-impacted Individuals

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Justice-impacted individuals often find themselves facing a significant health gap, with limited access to essential medical services. According to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, released in 2022, formerly incarcerated individuals are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions, mental health issues, and substance use disorders compared to the general population. Source: [...]

Find Your Path Forward: How a Mentor Can Be Your Partner in Reentry

Reentry after any period of incarceration may present challenges. You may be encountering obstacles related to having your freedom back, securing housing, finding employment, staying sober, breaking old ties, or rebuilding relationships with family and friends. Please remember, you are not alone in this process. Reentry support systems, such as mentorship, are available to equip [...]

Women in Reentry: How to Increase Your Success

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Incarcerated females experience the Criminal Justice System differently from their male counterparts. Considered the minority, females make up between 10-15% of the justice-involved population. In a setting designed to serve the majority, it’s no surprise that women are often underserved. Women are at risk for getting little to no proper health care for their unique [...]

National Fitness Day: Tips to Motivate You

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Fitness Day, also known as National Workout Day, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May, and is a day dedicated to physical and mental health. We all know that exercise is important, but the demands of everyday life can interfere with our fitness goals. Work, family, school, and other reentry commitments may leave little [...]

Start the New Year with a Clean Slate – Tips to Get Organized

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The new year is a time to reflect on the past and set resolutions for a fresh start. Common New Year’s resolutions focus on health and wellness, financial stability, and organization. Take the time to assess what you will focus on, particularly for your reentry journey, and create a plan to achieve your goals. It’s [...]

How to Connect with Your Community by Volunteering

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One of the biggest challenges after incarceration is finding a meaningful way to connect with your community. Volunteer work is the perfect way to renew your place in the community while giving back, showing gratitude, and making a difference in the lives of others. Additionally, some opportunities can lead to jobs and a long-term support [...]

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