WWLTV.com Email: [email protected] | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS When inmates are released from prison they often they have trouble adjusting to life on the outside, but Wednesday, a new program is launching to help create a smooth transition for those rejoining society, and it’s called The First 72+. Congressman Cedric Richmond, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Secretary […]
First 72+ home works to ease transition BY JOHN SIMERMAN| [email protected] The New Orleans Advocate Sept. 06, 2014 Past is future outside Lonnie Cooley’s new temporary home. Smack across Perdido Street from the ex-convict’s new front porch, an infamous “bridge to nowhere” towers unconnected above the space between the two buildings that compose Orleans Parish […]
Last month we celebrated the grand opening of our first transitional house on Perdido St. We were so proud to be joined by Judge Laurie White, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Congressman Cedric Richmond, and over 100 members of the New Orleans community! Thanks to everyone who came out and made the day so special.
Thank you Colorlines for taking the time to listen to (and hear) our stories! When we left prison our struggles went beyond barriers to housing and employment – incarceration impacted our families, our communities, and our sense of self in ways we never could have expected. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be […]
There are formerly incarcerated people all over the country working to improve conditions on the inside and outside of prisons. We are so proud to be a part of that movement. Much love to our brothers and sisters doing the work, and to those featured in this interesting and important piece! Read the full article […]
Although we have opened our doors we still have a lot of work to do…As we prepare for more residents we are in need of:PhonesA computer A printer A refrigerator (to replace our ailing one…) Televisions Three addiitonal bedroom sets (one full, two twin size) A microwave And a patio set (to enjoy our beautiful […]