These programs are at the heart of why Volunteers of America was founded. Maud Booth was known as the "mother of prisons" for her work at the turn of the 20th century to help people who had been incarcerated make a better life for themselves once they were released. These programs do that very same thing to this day.Mike Dedee, Regional Vice President of Housing Services for Volunteers of America Upstate New York
Volunteers of America provides transitional housing and support to adults leaving correctional facilities
Residential Reentry Center
Helping adults transition from incarceration back into the community.
The services we provide include: transitional housing located at our facility in Rochester, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training to help people develop positive, self-reliant lives.
Community-Based Residential Programs
Programs designed to help those reentering the community get a second chance at life.
The services we provide include: transitional housing located at our facility in Binghamton, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training to help people develop positive, self-reliant lives.
Step by Step
Helping women regain their confidence...step by step.
The Step by Step program offers workshops that help women regain their self-worth and make significant changes as they transition back into our communities when they are released from prison. The program helps women re-claim their lives and build healthy relationships with their families, friends and others who can have a positive impact in their lives. Step by Step is offered at the Albion State and Monroe County Correctional Facilities for more than 500 women each year.
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) Programs
Programs designed to reduce recidivism by countering negative emotions such as anger or anxiety.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to Volunteers of America Upstate New York to implement a cognitive behavioral intervention (CBI) program at the Monroe County Correctional Facility (MCF). The program serves more than 170 men and women each year using two evidence based CBI’s that have proven successful in reducing recidivism by helping people understand and change their criminal thinking patterns.
These programs have been proven to lower rates of recidivism by nearly two-thirds and will help those we serve to move towards self-reliance and reach their full potential.
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