THE NEED:

Provide trauma-informed, client-centered, case management focused on identifying and connecting formerly incarcerated clients with supportive services that will help them to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. 

CLIENT QUOTE:

“I would recommend this program, not every day does someone takes the time to listen to you, as well as teaching you to learn about all the help that is available. I was never one to ask for help because of how people would not take the time, but this program is motivating me to get needed services.  Motivating me to look into some type of trade school services to help me get back on my feet, even though I am applying for SSI I want to feel productive.  This is going to help me gain my independence.”  

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Warm Hand-Off (WHO): WHO provides trauma-informed, client-centered, case management focused on

identifying and connecting clients with non-housing related supportive services that will help them to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. A case manager will facilitate the connection to supportive services. Eligible participants are any person that has been formerly incarcerated in a state prison, and currently resides in North San Diego County. For more information about WHO please call: (760) 842-6219

PROGRAM SERVICES:

  • Case management 

  • Assistance with employment

  • Referrals to supportive services via warm hand-off. 

  • Clients may also receive "barrier-busting" (wraparound) assistance (i.e. purchasing reasonably priced items beyond a client's financial means that remove key barriers to achieving their case management goals)

WHO WE HELP:

Any adult who was formerly incarcerated in state prison and is currently living in San Diego County or will be returning to San Diego County upon their release. 

OUR IMPACT:

  • Assist formerly incarcerated clients in North San Diego County to successfully reenter the community.

  • Improve access to jobs and other non-housing reentry services for formerly incarcerated clients who live in North San Diego County.  

  • Clients are stably employed within one year of enrollment and will not recidivate within 12 months of program enrollment.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Clients benefit from donations of “emergency packs” (i.e. personal hygiene items, socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc. )

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