The Volunteers of America Chesapeake Blog

Home » Uncategorized » Caring, Respect, Faith, Quality and Trust…

Caring, Respect, Faith, Quality and Trust…

That’s what our Residential Re-Entry Center is made of. 

Last week we celebrated the opening of our renovated Residential Re-Entry Center, a Community Corrections program serving federal ex-offenders. Our facility is now the largest re-entry center in the United States serving Federal ex-offenders. Yup, we said it, the LARGEST in the United States! We’re so excited by the opportunity to be the go-to organization serving this vulnerable population. We pride ourselves on the fact that we serve those that other organizations can’t or won’t.

We call that answering the Call to Care.

Because of our dedicated, knowledgeable and caring staff we were able to assist more thank 500 men and women in making successful transitions last year. More than 65% of the individuals who complete our program maintain employment after exiting and our recidivism rate is less than 30% – far below even the National average.

In short, our programs are playing a big part in changing lives, lives like that of Mr. Gary Antonino, who was gracious enough to share his story with us and our friends at WMAR (ABC2)in Baltimore. Click the link below to watch the news story and visit our website to learn more about our new 51,000 sq ft space!

 

Click here for the special ABC2 News Feature on our Residential Re-Entry Center Ribbon Cutting

Click Here to learn more about our Residential Re-Entry Center in Baltimore, MD

RRC Ribbon Cutting_2f

Ribbon Cutting L-R: Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services Gary Maynard, Asst. Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Randy Canal, Maryland Secretary of Veteran Affairs Edward Chow, Deputy Chief for the Dept. of Probation Sharon Stewart, Deputy Chief for the Dept. of Probation Leon Epps, Volunteers of America Chesapeake Board President Alvin Nichols, Volunteers of America Chesapeake President and CEO Russ Snyder, Director of Baltimore City’s Office of Human Services Olivia Farrow, Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, Kevin Parsons (representing Councilman Warren Branch), Maryland State Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Michele Brown  from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office and Residential Re-Entry Center Program Director Jennifer Masslieno.

 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: