Initiating Change: How William Became a Leader

Initiating Change: How William Became a Leader

December 12, 2019

When William Whitaker first came to The Fortune Society in 1990, he was reluctant. He was under a mandate to complete Fortune’s substance use program, and after 22 years in prison, just wanted to focus on taking care o...

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  • The Key to Confidence: How Richard Came to Live on His Own Terms

    The Key to Confidence: How Richard Came to Live on His Own Terms

    December 05, 2019

    "Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?" This is a question that many former...

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  • Connecting to Humanity: How Lymus Gives Back to His Community

    Connecting to Humanity: How Lymus Gives Back to His Community

    November 27, 2019

    In the midst of his 23-year-long prison sentence, Lymus Rivera decided to plan ahead. Anti...

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  • With a Place to Call Home, David Starts Anew After 40 Years in Prison

    With a Place to Call Home, David Starts Anew After 40 Years in Prison

    November 21, 2019

    After nearly 40 years in prison, when David Coleman first returned to the community, every...

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  • Advocating for Recognition and Validation: Diamond’s Story

    Advocating for Recognition and Validation: Diamond’s Story

    November 15, 2019

    Walk through The Fortune Society’s doors, and one of the first people you’ll meet is D...

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  • Change Is Possible: How Fortune Empowered Vilma to Find Her True Self

    Change Is Possible: How Fortune Empowered Vilma to Find Her True Self

    November 07, 2019

    On one fateful day in the winter of 2007, Vilma Donovan was in her local library, flipping...

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  • Channeling Struggles into Advocacy: Gina’s Story of Resiliency

    Channeling Struggles into Advocacy: Gina’s Story of Resiliency

    October 18, 2019

    When Gina Williams first walked through The Fortune Society’s doors in 2013, she was hol...

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