Category Archives: Featured

Acceptance Of Our Flaws Creates Room For Change

Monday, August 15, 2016

As a young man in my 20’s attending college, I read for the first time the German poet Rainer Rilke’s letter addressing youthful angst. He wrote, “The future stands firm my son, yet we move in infinite space.” This statement…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals With Justice Involvement

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

During my time at The Fortune Society, I have come to appreciate an important component of our mission: never giving up on individuals with justice involvement regardless of how many chances they need at rebuilding their lives. I personally benefitted…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Overcoming Barriers to Reentry as a Veteran With Justice Involvement

Monday, August 1, 2016

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2011-2012, approximately 181,500 veterans were serving time in correctional facilities. Additionally, incarcerated veterans are more than twice as likely to report PTSD diagnoses as non-veterans. For formerly incarcerated veterans, the challenges of reentry…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Championing Alternatives to Incarceration to Keep Families Together

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Fortune Society has a reputation for providing model services to people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. These services are essential for increasing public safety, promoting self-sufficiency, and reducing the harm associated with incarceration. While I…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Fortune Plays The Nurturing Role of Family For Our Clients

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Three events took place during the early days of The Fortune Society that highlighted the significance of familial ties (or the lack thereof) for currently or formerly incarcerated people. On Christmas Eve of 1969, a man appeared at Fortune’s future…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

A Fortunate 19 Years of Service

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We once had a young man in our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program whose father was serving time for drug involvement. The son’s grandmother was raising him and she urged him to go visit his father, but he refused. I…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Fortune’s Services Empower Clients to Go the Distance

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Confusion, disorientation, new rules, and different customs are all issues one encounters when entering a foreign country. Multiply these feelings by a thousand percent and you may just understand the anxiety encountered by an individual when he or she first…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Overcoming the Legal, Financial and Emotional Obstacles of Family Court

Monday, June 27, 2016

My name is Samantha Young and I am an attorney in the Family Services unit at The Fortune Society. In that role, I work with clients who enroll in the Family Services unit who have family court involvement. I represent…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Living Boldly After 40 years In the Closet

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In 1969, the historic Stonewall riots took place in Greenwich Village in response to a police raid on a gay bar. These violent demonstrations, which lasted six days, were a crucial turning point and set the foundations for modern LGBTQI…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

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