Fortune Plays The Nurturing Role of Family For Our Participants

Fortune Plays The Nurturing Role of Family For Our Participants

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...

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  • A Fortunate 19 Years of Service

    A Fortunate 19 Years of Service

    July 12, 2016

    We once had a young man in our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program whose father wa...

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  • Overcoming the Legal, Financial and Emotional Obstacles of Family Court

    Overcoming the Legal, Financial and Emotional Obstacles of Family Court

    June 27, 2016

    My name is Samantha Young and I am an attorney in the Family Services unit at The Fortune ...

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  • Living Boldly After 40 years In the Closet

    Living Boldly After 40 years In the Closet

    June 21, 2016

    In 1969, the historic Stonewall riots took place in Greenwich Village in response to a pol...

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  • Healing Bonds Between Fathers and Children After Incarceration

    Healing Bonds Between Fathers and Children After Incarceration

    June 13, 2016

    Every Father’s Day, families around the nation celebrate the dedication and nurturing su...

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  • My Journey At Fortune: Writing as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

    My Journey At Fortune: Writing as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

    May 30, 2016

    While serving time in a prison in New York, I worked as a law clerk and in this role, I wi...

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  • Ban the Box: Does it work?

    Ban the Box: Does it work?

    May 10, 2016

    The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that there are approximately 70 milli...

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