Category Archives: Featured

Green Ways Forward at Fortune

Saturday, April 22, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, discover some of the programs that demonstrate our commitment to building thriving and sustainable communities in New York. As part of our Housing program, for instance, Castle Gardens offer 114 units of safe, supportive housing…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Impact You’ve Made: A Look at Fortune in 2015-2016

Monday, April 17, 2017

We at The Fortune Society are excited to share our 2015-2016 Annual Report! Thanks to supporters like you, we have helped thousands of individuals with justice involvement rebuild their lives, and have made tremendous progress in our advocacy efforts to…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Statement from The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age

Monday, April 10, 2017

Statement from JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, on the passage of Raise the Age The Fortune Society applauds the passage of Raise the Age, and celebrates the positive impact that this policy change will have on…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Statement from The Fortune Society on the decision to close Rikers Island

Saturday, April 1, 2017

JoAnne Page, President & CEO of The Fortune Society issued the following statement on the decision to close Rikers Island: The Fortune Society fully supports Judge Lippman’s recommendations and the decision by the Mayor and Speaker to close Rikers Island.  The…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Leaving the Cycle of Violence

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Barry Campbell Special Assistant to the President and CEO, and Former Client   The Fortune Society  [The following edited excerpt is from Barry Campbell’s “Testimony of The Fortune Society,” presented on January 26, 2017 to the Joint Hearing: New York City…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Run for Reform, With The Fortune Flyers

Friday, March 24, 2017

Running can transform lives— in more ways than one. We are excited to announce that we are again joining the TCS New York City Marathon as 2017 Charity Partners! Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, our renewal in this effort…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

A Safe Space for Sharon

Monday, March 13, 2017

In January 2016, I reentered into the community after serving 19 years in prison. Women face unique experiences while incarcerated— their journey to successful reentry is no different. As a woman diagnosed with cancer, my path to a fulfilled life…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured, Fortune Faces

Helping Hands

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nicholas Posada Benefits Coordinator, Single Stop Program The Fortune Society  For many justice-involved individuals reentering the community, the road to productivity is filled with many obstacles. Securing housing and employment, accessing SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits or health insurance:…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

A Lifetime of Service

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Michael Perez Program Supervisor, ATI The Fortune Society On any given weekday at Fortune, one can peer into Michael Perez’s office and find him in the midst of paperwork: writing reports, fulfilling compliance checks, and completing other duties. Away from…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Open Doors of Love

Friday, February 24, 2017

Iraida Solano Intake Worker, BLC The Fortune Society For 50 years, we’ve said “Welcome Home!” to thousands of justice-involved individuals. Without judgment, we give love consistently. It’s a part of who we are, and is felt inside each corner of…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

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