Community Circles of Support – ESTHER
Community Circles of Support creates a partnership with people transitioning from prison or jail back into the community. Focusing on the future rather than the past, together we assess the individual’s strengths and struggles as they develop plans to become productive citizens. We offer positive social interaction and accountability. Using evidence-based practices, our work aids in changing criminal thinking, thereby promoting community safety and helping reduce the likelihood of re-offending and incarceration. The grant from The Pollination Project will help provide basic necessities – food, clothing, transportation, housing assistance – for those newly released or suffering from a break in employment. Giving support to a population that may never have had positive encouragement is providing dignity to the discouraged and hope for the disheartened.