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OUR SERVICES
We provide our program participants with a holistic, one-stop model of service provision that helps them reenter the community successfully after incarceration. If you are a person with justice involvement, please explore our programs and give us a call to learn more.
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ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION (ATI)

Fortune’s ATI program reduces the prison and jail population, helps thousands of individuals receive holistic, supportive services, and saves taxpayers millions of dollars.

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POLICY

The David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP) was launched in 2007 to advance Fortune’s technical assistance, training, policy development, advocacy, research, and community education initiatives.

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PREPARE FOR RELEASE

The Individualized Corrections Achievement Network (I-CAN) program provides skill building and discharge preparation services to eligible individuals during their incarceration at NYC Department of Corrections (DOC) jails, and offers continuing reentry support following their release.

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SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT

Fortune’s NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)-licensed outpatient substance use treatment clinic empowers people with substance use histories to heal and recover from addiction or the trauma of incarceration.

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FOOD & NUTRITION

Fortune offers nutritious, hot meals, and distributes fresh, locally grown produce to participants through partnerships with local farms. The program also offers cooking demonstrations and nutrition education workshops.

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HOUSING

Fortune’s Housing model assists justice-involved individuals and their families experiencing homelessness in building better futures through supportive and affordable housing. The program provides low-threshold access to supportive, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing in Fortune’s congregate buildings: The Fortune Academy (“the Castle”) and Castle Gardens, along with our Scatter Site housing program.

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MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

Fortune participants have access to a full spectrum of services through our NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)-licensed Better Living Center, which serves individuals with mental health needs and incarceration histories.

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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Our Employment Services program is designed to equip job seekers with justice involvement with the skills necessary to obtain employment and thrive in the workplace. The program offers job readiness, transitional work, and sector-based skills trainings in Green Construction, Culinary Arts, Job Development, and Transportation (Commercial Drivers License). We also offer job placement assistance and retention services.

 

 

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HEALTH SERVICES

The Health Services program primarily serves individuals living with HIV/AIDS, by providing vital discharge planning, case management, health education, and connection to quality, community-based treatment and health care.

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EDUCATION

The Education program empowers students to achieve personal and professional goals, such as acquiring basic literacy skills, earning a High School Equivalency diploma, attending college, or preparing for employment.

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CREATIVE ARTS

Fortune’s Creative Arts program supports the educational, emotional, and cultural development of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system through creative writing, poetry, spoken word, video production, animation, visual arts, music, and theater.

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FAMILY SERVICES

The Family Services program works to unite participants with their loved ones by facilitating healthy parent-child relationships, and providing legal services for custody, visitation, and child support commitments.

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BENEFITS APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

The Single Stop program helps participants achieve economic mobility by coordinating access to public benefits available to individuals and families with low incomes, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Disability Insurance, and other forms of public assistance.

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NEED SERVICES?

Call us or stop by our main office in Long Island City headquarters during visiting hours to learn more about our programs and services. No appointment necessary!

Long Island City
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: (212) 691-7554
info@fortunesociety.org

Monday-Thursday:
8am-8pm

Friday:
8am-5pm

DIRECTIONS BY CAR

From Manhattan via Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge:

Take Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Lower Roadway to Queens, continuing on Queens Plaza South in Queens. At fork, turn left onto Northern Blvd/Queens Plaza E. The Fortune Society will be located before 40th Rd and Northern Boulevard.

From Brooklyn:

Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway east to Northern Boulevard. Exit and turn left (westbound) on to Northern Boulevard and proceed past 40th Rd and Northern Boulevard.

From Eastern Queens and Long Island via I-495:

Take exit 15 from I-495 W using the right 2 lanes to exit toward Van Dam St. Take Van Dam St. and Queens Blvd and turn right at Northern Blvd. The Fortune Society will be located before 40th Rd and Northern Boulevard.

DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY

Take the E, M, or R trains to Queens Plaza. You can also take the 7, N, or W trains to Queensboro Plaza. We are located in a large brown brick building just past the construction site. There are two entrances with the “29-76” address on it. Ours is the one at the far end of the building. You will see a blue and white sign on the building that says “The Fortune Society.”

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