MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former prisoners often say that it can be difficult to re-enter society after their sentence is over.
But a local nonprofit is looking to make the transition, a smooth process for a Memphis family.
The Indomitable Families affected by Incarceration have renovated a house and are looking for former prisoners to apply to live there.
“Housing is important. It’s one of the basic needs, ”said Crystal DeBerry, Indomitable Families Affected by Incarceration.
But it is not always easy for former prisoners to obtain them.
“If you are a convicted felon, you have to check the box. It doesn’t matter how much money you have to tick the box, and nine out of ten times you won’t get the approval, ”DeBerry said.
To break down this barrier, Indomitable Families Affected by Incarceration, a local non-profit organization aimed at promoting health and wellness and minimizing societal barriers, has developed a home for a former prisoner.
“While they live here, they will receive free therapy, as well as light case management support, whatever their needs,” DeBerry said.
Indomitable Families Affected by Incarceration accepts applications.
To be eligible, a family member must have been released from prison within the past three years.
“If anyone knows a family in need and needs housing, they can contact us at the office or on our social media pages,” DeBerry said.
Families can move in next Monday.
If you are interested, visit this link https://roundtable.livegivemidsouth.org/organizations/1147440.
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