Resources for Human Development has established a variety of programs improving the lives of men and women who are reintegrating into society after incarceration. Of the more than 160 programs RHD supports across the country, ranging from homeless shelters to residential programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, 71 percent serve one or more individuals with criminal justice involvement. A recent point-in-time count saw 1,309 individuals received services from RHD in a typical day who were or had been involved in the Criminal Justice System.
RHD recognizes that second chances are often difficult to come by, so our priority is to help provide the opportunities. Our person- centered approach allows us to foster several programs such as C.O.R.E. (Capitalizing On a Recovery Environment), a long-term community reintegration recovery program for individuals with mental health and substance abuse, which works with individuals as they prepare for re-entry into society and a new start is an adjudication. We’re committed to starting programs that provide effective re-entry services from the ground up.
“They saved my life,” said Kim, a client in the New Orleans area who has held a job and maintained her recovery after leaving prison behind. “The staff here, they’re special.”
With more than two decades of experience assisting individuals with criminal justice involvement, RHD’s innovative, quality re-entry services promote independence, responsibility, and continual growth.
“The guys at RHD, the patience they show, the time they give you, how much they care, it’s just a blessing for me to be here.” Wellington, a client in an RHD re-entry program