Many people returning from prison discover that building supportive and positive relationships is critically important in staying out of prison. As the song says, "Sometimes in our life, we all have pain, we all have sorrow...We're gonna need somebody to lean on." The following programs help you connect with a caring support system or community. 

THE EXODUS FOUNDATION –  Exodus provides culturally competent 24 hour re-entry mentoring, housing and counseling referrals, job search assistance and placement and life support as you strive to reach your goals. The Red Sea Crossings mentoring program provides men and women with a trained mentor and staff support to assist you in overcoming the invisible barriers that remain even after you have completed your sentence. Call 704-947-9090 x102 to arrange an intake or ask questions.

PROMISE RESOURCE NETWORK  – Promise Resource Network offers Peer Support Specialists to assist people with mental health and substance abuse challenges. To get connected, come in to the Recovery Hub located at 1041 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205   or call  (980) 321-4021

CHANGED CHOICES – Changed Choices works with women from arrest through reentry. Typically, clients are selected while they are still incarcerated, either at the Mecklenburg County Jail or in prison.