Stable Housing and Reintegration Pilot (SHARPP)

WE ARE KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED!

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Want to join me in making a difference? .Justice 4 Housing is actively seeking support from individuals, foundations, and corporations wanting to make a meaningful investment in housing equity and stability.
 
Family separation due to parental incarceration has become the number one reason children are separated from their mothers,  and placed in foster care.  Even after a parent completes a prison sentence, the children will remain in DCF custody. 

Lizette's Success:
Justice 4 Housing supported Lizette, during her incarceration and upon her release.  She was released from MCI Framingham in April 2021; she received a Section 8 Voucher in July 2021.   Lizette moved into her new home on August 1st.  Once she was in her home,  Lizette was able to begin the process of rebuilding her life.  We followed up on Lizette progress.  We learned:

* Lizette obtained steady employment
* Graduated the Partakers  Program (job readiness, life skills, resume/interview preparation)
* Completed the reentry employment program at Project Place 
* Reunited with her daughter and Mother.

She did all of this within eight months of her release!  AMAZING! 

The reunification of family is most important.  The fact that  Lizette's daughter, is now residing with her,  three generations have a roof over their head.  A safe loving household is a beautiful blessing in itself.  I have to disclose that I cried when I visited the home the day her Mom and daughter arrived.  It was a beautiful emotional moment.  We are so happy to learn that Lizette is surrounded by her loving family and has the support system she needs to keep building her life.  Her success is remarkable.  I am so proud of Lizette and you should be too.  

Parents returning home after incarceration, cannot afford to pay market rent and when they can, landlords discriminate against them, as well as Public Housing Authorities, who exclude them.  60% of the children end up being adopted permanently.  This is the fate of some of the men and women we currently support  at Justice 4 Housing .  They have met all requirements and successfully reentered, but Family Court refuses to reunite children with parents without having a permanent stable home.  I am a mother who lost a daughter and this is very personal to me.  Children belong with their Moms and Dads.  

It is a blessing that I was able to pick up the phone and call each one of the parents  we serve and let them know that we partnered with the Boston Housing Authority and that they provided Justice 4 Housing with 15 Section 8 Vouchers.  It was a historic moment for us. 

Unfortunately,  we still need your help in order to launch the pilot program. With your support, we will be able to reunite children with their Mothers.  
All monetary donations to this campaign will directly fund SHARPP.
 
The Stable Housing & Reintegration Program will address several social justice issues; Such as;

1. Decrease rates of recidivism, as people who are housed are less likely to be arrested for crimes related to homelessness.
2. Improve public health outcomes and increases community engagement, both of which are crucial to decreasing crime in              communities.
3. Reunite children with
their parents.

Finally, stable housing opportunities for formerly incarcerated people assist in decreasing the racial wealth gap, as BIPOC are far more likely to live in overpoliced communities,  receive higher sentences, and are discriminated against, post-incarceration than white people.
 
Please consider donating today. We are creating what different looks like! Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
 
If you are a member of an organization that would be interested in providing a non-monetary donation, such as a service, or in partnering with us, please contact us through our website www.justice4housing.org.
 
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    • $500 
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    • $25 
    • 5 d
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    • $50 
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    • $130 
    • 1 mo
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    • $100 
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Leslie Credle 
Organizer
Raised $660 from 3 donations
Jamaica Plain, MA
Justice For Housing, Inc. 
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Riley Smith 
Team member
Raised $180 from 3 donations
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