A Former Inmate Shares His Success Story
The Fortune Society has posted on YouTube the video, “He was arrested 60 times. Then he got Supportive Housing.”
The video profiled a formerly incarcerated man who after cycling in and out of jail and prison found the housing and services that he needed to stay sober and housed through one of the Fortune Society’s supportive housing program.
The organization would like more funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create more supportive housing for the formerly incarcerated to help stop the cycle of crime and keep people out of homelessness after leaving jail or prison.
The mission of the Fortune Society, located in New York City, is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
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