Partners in Hope
Community Warehouse – Milwaukee, Wis.
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $100,000
- Dates of Grant Term: February 2019 – February 2022
Partners in Hope is a prisoner re-entry program offered through Community Warehouse, a nonprofit building supply store. The purpose of Partners in Hope is to assist participants in leaving behind the decisions that led them to prison and to overcome barriers through positive mentoring relationships with law enforcement, faith, and business communities. Partners in Hope will also provide accountability, employment, and resources necessary for men and women to succeed in creating a new life. Upon release from prison, participants attend a one-week intensive pre-vocational workshop that covers many of the basics needed to succeed in the workplace. If they complete the intensive, they graduate into an 18-month workforce development program, during which they are provided a case worker to oversee their re-entry success plan.