Derrick Grant will be the first to tell you: His life was unmanageable.
Alcohol and anger hindered his ability to connect with his kids. He couldn’t communicate with their mom in productive ways, either. Eventually, he lost his job, then began engaging in destructive behavior that led to incarceration.
While in prison, the downward spiral continued—until he discovered The Fortune Society. The reason is simple: We know that true justice means more than locking people away. It means extending compassion, helping each individual see that their life has value, and that there is more to their story.
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Upon release, Derrick immediately enrolled in our programs. In Family Services, he learned new ways of approaching challenging conversations with loved ones. The lessons learned forever altered his approach to fatherhood:
Daily, he saw the impact of skillful communication—of staying calm and giving others an opportunity to be heard. Community support from people like you makes these powerful revelations possible.
Months after he first walked through our doors, through group discussion and one-on-one counseling, Derrick’s life is on a steady path of success. He’s the dad his kids need, and the family member others see to diffuse situations. Plus, through our Employment Services program, he learned vital skills that helped him secure not one, but two jobs:
Derrick is but one example of the transformative work we do. Others still need us, but we can only reach them with your help.
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*Written by Root Stitches LLC