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Tuesday, September 26, 2017





Christian Morris Named 
Family ReEntry Board Chair



Bridgeport, CT — (September 25, 2017) — The Board of Directors of Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system, today announced the unanimous election of Christian Morris as its new Board Chairperson.
Morris takes over at a critical juncture for the region’s leading reentry service organization as it seeks to expand its programs, frequency of counseling services, and increase its advocacy efforts – all in the midst of state budget delays and inconsistencies.
“It’s an honor to be elected and I’m dedicated to the success of this organization,” Morris said. “Our goal is to continue to support all of the members of society and their families through services that restore dignity and renew families that have been impacted by incarceration and the justice system.”
Morris moves into the leadership position from his already established position as a member of the Family ReEntry Board of Directors. Family ReEntry gains Morris’ skills and knowledge of healthcare, technology and financial management.
Jeff Grant, Executive Director of Family ReEntry, said, “We are very excited to have Christian help to guide the future of Family ReEntry. His business experience and passion for our mission will be a major factor in our growth and success.”
Currently, Morris, a resident of Fairfield, CT, is the Director or Sales and Marketing for Greenwich-based AdminaHealth LLC, a healthcare technology company specializing in vendor and claims administration for self-funded healthcare plans.
Prior to his position with AdminaHealth, Morris co-founded SmartPath Labs, a technology and business advisory firm focused on new market adoption and strategic partnerships for emerging technology companies. His background also includes his role as Executive Vice President of CometaWorks, a technology solutions company.
About Family ReEntry:
Family ReEntry’s (FRE) mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. Family ReEntry SM began in 1984, as a reentry support group for men at the Isaiah House in Bridgeport and has since grown to include intervention, reentry, and family and children programs. Over the past thirty-two years, effective community-based programs developed by Family ReEntry, have significantly reduced the likelihood that clients will re-offend, be re-arrested, or be re-incarcerated. Our programs comprise three integrated sectors: Prevention, Intervention, and Reentry, providing a spectrum of services designed to help break the cycle of incarceration. FRE addresses the specific needs of each client and their families through individualized case management and support services. It works to create a positive social network for each client, towards helping to make their transition from prison back into the community a successful one and helping them towards a road of self-sufficiency, while strengthening their families and the community. FRE’s programs include: Domestic Violence Treatment and Education, Community Reentry, Mentoring Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Family ReEntry was incorporated in 1984 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in the State of Connecticut. It has an active and engaged Board of committed trustees with diverse backgrounds and relevant expertise.
Family ReEntry’s programs operate in strategic locations that encompass eight municipal regions and judicial geographic areas, two parole districts and five prisons.  Approximately, sixty-percent of those we serve are from greater Bridgeport – Connecticut’s largest city.  Offices are located in Bridgeport, Norwalk and New Haven.  Programs are also located in Stamford, Waterbury, New London and Norwich.
 
 
 

Family ReEntry's Angela Medina, Kathy Browne & Jeff Grant Chosen for CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence Award





Congratulations to Family ReEntry’s Angela Medina, Kathy Browne, and Jeff Grant in being chosen for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence “First 100 Plus Class of 2017” Award. 



Family ReEntry - Envisioning a First Chance Society. Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, Derby, Norwich, New London, Connecticut

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Family ReEntry Youth Programs: Join Us in Helping Youth & Children to Thrive






Join Family ReEntry in Helping 
Youth & Children to Thrive
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Youth Programs:
Creating Meaningful Connections for Vulnerable Children & Youth
ReFamily ReEntry Youth Mentoring Works!

“Cassy”
Cassy, 10, enrolled in Family ReEntry’s Champions Mentoring Program after her parents were incarcerated. Like many children in her community who are affected by parental incarceration, Cassy is being raised by her grandmother who works long hours at a factory while she cares for her younger siblings who are 7 and 9 years old. In her 10 years, Cassy has already taken on the responsibility and care of her siblings, while also worrying about her grandmother, her community which is unsafe and plagued by violence, and her parents who will be released from prison later this year. Although Cassy is eager for her parents’ return home, she is worried about how her life will change when they are home.

To address her concerns, Family ReEntry’s Youth Programs matched Cassy with a mentor, Debbie, with whom she has developed a strong bond since connecting last school year. Cassy now looks forward to sharing her experiences at school, home, and in her community. 

Debbie has provided Cassy with essential care and attention that she needs – a caring adult with whom to share her fears and worries, but most importantly, she can relax and enjoy childhood with Debbie.
“I just want to say thank you for everything you do for all the families that you have an impact on. Words can’t express our gratitude and appreciation we have for all of you.” — Jeremy, Parent
“It has been a hard seven years (without my dad) but with Family ReEntry, you guys have helped me get through.” — Yuri, age 14
Family ReEntry is looking to you and the 
community at-large for support to improve the lives 
of less fortunate children and youth. 

HELP US BY DONATING AT 
or call 203-290-0879

Thank you!
Family ReEntry’s mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.

For more info please visit our website at familyreentry.org and you can follow us onFacebook and Twitter. All proceeds go to supporting these valuable programs.
Family ReEntry, Inc. | jeffgrant@familyreentry.org | 501(c)3 Organization | 203-290-0865

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Six Ways of Helping! Join Family ReEntry in Helping Children and Youth to Thive

Six Ways of Helping!

   

Join Family ReEntry in helping children and youth to thrive!

Join Family Reentry in helping vulnerable children and teens achieve their potential. Help Family ReEntry to continue services for children and youth impacted by family violence and parental incarceration.

There are many ways to help!

 

Become a Volunteer Mentor

Click below to get started

 

Annual Fund

Help support a year of mentoring for a vulnerable child/teen

$2,600 1x Donation

 

Help to Fund a Mentor Match

Help support monthly mentoring for a vulnerable child/teen

$200 MONTHLY Donation

 

Help to Fund a Mentor Match

Help support weekly mentoring for a vulnerable child/teen

$50 WEEKLY Donation

 

Enrichment Event Sponsorship

Sponsor a group enrichment event for youth & mentors

 

Back-to-School Supplies

Donate to our back-to-school supplies collection
 
 



Family ReEntry’s mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.

For more info please visit our website at familyreentry.org and you can follow us onFacebook and Twitter. All proceeds go to supporting these valuable programs.
Family ReEntry, Inc. | jeffgrant@familyreentry.org | 501(c)3 Organization | 203-290-0865
Norwalk Office:
9 Mott Avenue, Suite 104
Norwalk CT 06850
(203) 838-0496

New Haven Office:
50 Fitch Street, Suite 202
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 361-9166

Additional Program Locations:
Stamford
Waterbury
Derby
New London
Norwich

(203) 576-6924

Norwalk Office:
9 Mott Avenue, Suite 104
Norwalk CT 06850
(203) 838-0496

New Haven Office:
50 Fitch Street, Suite 202
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 361-9166

Additional Program Locations:
Stamford
Waterbury
Derby
New London