Connecting For Purpose provides pre and post mentoring empowerment to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women, ages 16 and older. We offer an array of mentoring and service coordination:
Anger Management and Parenting workshops
Referrals for drug and alcohol treatment, housing, and linkages to employment programs needed for re-entering back into the community.
Our mentoring staff will conduct assessments to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, to help individuals develop an individualized self-actualization plan.
Certificates of participation awarded.
Connecting for Purpose uses a restorative approach to rehabilitation encouraging individuals to accept responsibility for their roles in both creating and solving their problems. It becomes much easier to encourage persons to solve their problems; as well as providing training and creating dialogues with agencies in an effort to improve communication with incarcerated and formerly individuals.
Restorative practices provide the framework for building community and for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right. We offer individuals challenged with a criminal past the opportunity to live socially acceptable and productive lives.
We provide pre- and post- release mentorship and family strengthening services, as well as linkages to community-based social services, employment and education opportunities to formerly incarcerated community residents. We offer an array of mentoring service coordination including employment readiness training, job placement referrals, housing and health care resources, drug treatment and other referrals for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, re-entering the community.
The Initial intake will be conducted approximately 90 days before the individuals release date.
Connecting for Purpose mentoring staff will conduct assessments to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, to help individuals develop an individualized self-actualization plan. The organization’s long-term goal is to help reduce the rate of recidivism among recently released ex-offenders in Suffolk and Nassau County, NY.