“If I hadn’t come to Fortune, I would probably still be in the streets, incarcerated, or dead,” says Vladimir, a former Fortune participant and current staff member.
Though individuals released from incarceration are no longer behind bars, there are many hurdles that can prevent their successful reentry into the community. Legal barriers and widespread stigmatization make it difficult to access housing, employment, education, mental health, substance use treatment, and health care.
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*Article by Emerson Soto, Director of Communications and Fundraising Campaigns at The Fortune Society