For more than half a century, The Fortune Society has provided justice-involved people with the tools, resources and support they need to live as successful and contributing members of their communities.

Since 1967, we have helped tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people successfully reenter the community. Our holistic range of services has helped our participants transform and rebuild their lives after incarceration.

To learn more about our impact, watch a powerful video about how The Fortune Society’s services rebuild lives.


“I owe [Fortune] a lot. So whatever little bit I can do to represent and help Fortune, I will do it. Ever since I was there, I would say, ‘If there is ever anything I can do for you, let me know.’”

Fortune participant and former Castle resident
  • Javier

    “All the people that I’ve come across are built to help. That’s why I love this place.”

    Fortune participant
  • Kareem

    “I'm happy with what I learned. I'm constantly going out every day trying to learn more and that's my mindset.”

    Former participant and Bloomberg Fortune Fellow
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  • Thabbit

    “The food program at Fortune is a godsend. They give good nutritious food items—vegetables, eggs, butter—all kinds of wonderful things.”

    Fortune participant and resident at Castle Gardens
  • Chon

    “Everyone’s expression is respected, and their participation is wanted. Everyone is taking the initiative on their own to be there, but now we have this environment that is welcoming. It’s definitely boosted me to perform and share more”

    Fortune Participant and musician

Of Fortune Academy participants in transitional housing successfully moved to more stable housing

“I was accepted into the Fortune family and moved into [the Castle]. I was able to find family, friendship and guidance in a safe, secure place.”

Fortune Participant and resident at The Castle
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