Shawn/Adult Housing Reintegration Program (AHRP)

Shawn: Adult Housing Reintegration Program (AHRP) For 15 years, Shawn lived a life in flux, homeless with brief periods of housing. Life had taken a toll on him physically and mentally, and he grappled with substance abuse. His journey towards… Read More

Ian/GECOS Program

Ian: GECOS Program The Circle of Courage assessment is completed with every Gang Exit and Community Outreach Services (GECOS) client upon initial intake to document any changes or unbalances within the client. Statistically, the “independence” domain is the lowest scoring category… Read More


Stephanie/Na’amat: Raido House Backpacks An opportune encounter with a volunteer, Stephanie, from Na’amat brought forth a wave of good fortune for Raido House, our youth housing facility catering to homeless 15-18-year-old youth. Na’amat, channels its efforts towards enhancing the lives… Read More


Lily: Berkana House Lily, who came to us after years of incarceration, recognized the difficulties she would face reintegrating into the community. Despite this, she demonstrated extraordinary commitment to her recovery, reaching out for assistance and facing her struggles with… Read More


Gary: Community Case Management and Supervision (CCMS) Program “I felt broken, lost and that I had wasted my years”, this is how Gary* describes his life while he was actively involved in crime which eventually led to him losing his… Read More


Ryan: Achieves success with “a little help from his natural supports.” Prior to being released from incarceration in August 2021, Ryan accessed support from the CJHS Reintegration Support program to develop an achievable release plan and find suitable housing. With… Read More


Jesse: Transforming from an offender to an inspirational role model Shortly after being released from prison, Jesse joined CJHS’s Building Bonds in the Community program; a volunteer-driven program offering support to individuals exiting prison. Jesse has been a participant for… Read More


David: Being a part of the solution David* had been incarcerated for 15 years; he entered prison when he was 22 and left at age 37. From 2017 – 2018, one year before his full release, he was able to… Read More


Hope: CJHS program removed fear and replaced it with skill and confidence Struggling with mental health and addiction issues, both root causes of crime, Hope* had difficulty managing her finances each month. She often found herself having to borrow money… Read More