Every day our volunteers and staff correspond with incarcerated individuals to provide support. In the month of May, we communicated with over 50 individuals to help them plan for their release. At Inside Out we believe that reentry starts on day one of incarceration. We check in frequently and send requested resources. Some documents we send include housing information, or employment resources to build resumes and learn interview skills.
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Members come into our resource center to get the help they need, including getting assistance with finding housing. Finding affordable housing following incarceration can be difficult and stressful, but we are here to help navigate the process and connect individuals with other resources as needed. Our community is strongest when all residents have access to safe and stable housing. #reentry #reentrymatters #returningcitizens #formerlyincarcerated
Introducing Inside Out summer intern Emma Fox. Emma is going to be a fourth year undergrad student at the University of Iowa. She is studying criminology with a minor in psychology and human relations, and is also getting a certificate in trauma and resilience! She says: "I'm very excited to work with Inside Out this summer and hope to learn about the reentry process in depth more, and possibly help break the stigma surrounding incarcerated persons in the future!" Welcome her when you see her!
Support Inside Out Reentry Community by dining at @hudsonsic today (June 22nd) between 4 and 9 pm. 15% of all sales will benefit Inside Out Reentry Community. Dine in, carry out, or delivery. For carry out call 319-499-1058, order online at hudsonsic.com or CHOMP.
Thank you to everyone who came out Friday night for the screening of JustUs, to FilmScene for hosting, to our impactful panelists, and to the film creators Maya Ben-Shahar and Ced Theus for including Inside Out in the event. We had powerful conversations on incarceration, mentorship (both inside and outside of prison) and reentry. First photo (left to right) Vince Allen, Maya, and Eddie Walker, Second Photo: Maya, Ced (on phone), Michelle Heinz, Eddie, and Vince.
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