Connecting for Purpose is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to provide mentoring to individuals in their growth to becoming self-sufficient. We provide mentoring for personal recovery supports, substance abuse and mental health issues, crisis intervention, training, employment readiness and educational exploration, as well as assisting with legal and housing challenges that block or prevent access to resources that support self-sufficiency. We realize that in order to be effective, it is vital to address these challenges particularly for men, women, youth, and veterans, as well as incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals offering options by connecting them to vital resources.
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 and 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.
We provide Re-Entry Services for:
Adults Men and Women
Young Adults and Youth