Category Archives: Community

Successful Supportive Reentry Housing: Two Success Stories

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Fortune Society’s two housing programs play an important role in helping to reduce homelessness, recidivism, and chronic hospitalization. One program — the Scatter-Site Housing Program (SSHP) — provides housing and supportive case management for 137 formerly incarcerated men and…Read More

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Lifting Every Voice

Monday, February 16, 2015

  I sat in the audience recently at the Johnson Center in Harlem listening to NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito lay out a progressive agenda for NYC. The Speaker’s address was fittingly entitled “Lifting Every Voice.” As a representative of…Read More

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New Commentary by Our Board Member Marty Horn

Monday, February 9, 2015

Posted on The Crime Report By: Marty Horn Date: 02.05.2015 Read full article here A Jail Where ‘Prisoners Don’t Matter’ Most of us are familiar with the saying, “What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” A similar sentiment…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Fortune’s BLC Meets A Dire Need

The Fortune Society’s Better Living Center (BLC), an Article 31 clinic operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health, opened in 2011 to specifically meet the mental health needs of individuals and families with current and previous criminal…Read More

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Fortune Thanks All Its Supporters

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Fortune Society is supported by over 1,900 individuals who realize the importance of our work. 2014 was a banner year for our fund-raising and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters. Whether it was…Read More

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I-CAN Works To Reduce Recidivism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Yolanda Morales Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services The Fortune Society The I-CAN (Individualized Correction Achievement Network) program is an innovative, jail-based community reentry program whose goal it is to reduce recidivism by 10% among men and women…Read More

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Our Board Member, Marty Horn, Writes About “Fixing Rikers Island”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Posted on The Marshall Project By: Marty Horn Date: 1.21.2015 Read full article here Fixing Rikers Island: A former corrections chief says critics are missing the point. New York City jails can be fixed. It will take time. It will take…Read More

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Fortune Society Welcomes Ronald Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Please join The Fortune Society in welcoming Ronald Day to Fortune as our new Associate Vice President, taking leadership of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP). Advocacy and community education on public policy is in Fortune’s bones –…Read More

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Fortune Society Gets $400K MRT Supportive Housing Grant

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reported By: New York Nonprofit Press Publish Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Read full article on NYNP here.   Formerly incarcerated individuals who are homeless and suffer from chronic medical conditions will now have increased access to Fortune Society’s scatter-site housing…Read More

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The End Of Solitary For Teens On Rikers Island — A Step In The Right Direction

Monday, January 12, 2015

As a step in the right direction, Joseph Aponte, the NYC corrections commissioner, has decided to end the practice of solitary confinement for 16- and 17- year olds in NYC jails by the end of 2014. Just imagine that it…Read More

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