Adult + Family Programs

AGES 14 +

We coordinate wraparound services, conduct bonding visits, and advocate for stronger policies to strengthen the bond between children and their parent(s).

BAMW

BADW

BUILD A MOM WORKSHOP

BUILD A DAD WORKSHOP

The BAMW/ BADW will help

to reduce recidivism rates, strengthen family bonds, and help

formerly incarcerated parents to communicate effectively with their children. The Program also seeks to improve the child's behavior in school and help the parent become more productive in their family and community. 

To sign up for this 12-week program fill out a form here

 O.F.P 

OPERATION FREEDOM PACKAGE

In response to the needs caused by Covid-19, we are assisting our Returning Citizens with essential items once they are released from correctional facilities. Our goal is to provide Adults & Teens with the support they need to start fresh and give them an opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.

This bi-Weekly program will be held on: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

10am - 12pm

101 Cowardin Ave

Richmond, VA

23224

Returning citizens who register for Operation Freedom Package will

also have access to workshops facilitated by experts in the fields of:

Financial Literacy

Health Care Education 

Healthy living 

Cell Phone/ Smart Phone Training

We are also working with Black Social Workers of America to Restore their Rights and voter registration.

For more info or to attend please contact us here

FACTS

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole.

According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 70% of all incarcerated adults cannot read at a 4th-grade level, “meaning these adults lack the basic reading skills needed to navigate many everyday tasks or maintain lower (paying) jobs.”  This lack of basic literacy skills, which include reading, writing, and comprehension are necessary for securing a job when released from jail or prison.  This barrier can make reaching goals difficult and increase the chance of repeat offenders.

Former inmates often have trouble finding a job for a number of reasons, including a lack of education, a weak work history or employers’ reluctance to hire ex-prisoners (Buck 2000; Solomon et al. 2004; Taxman, Young, Byrne 2002).  At A Better Day, we believe everyone has a chance for change if provided with the Right Tools for change.

Each year, more than 600,000 people leave the criminal justice system and return to their communities. A substantial percentage of these released individuals were homeless prior to incarceration, and many will return to homelessness when they depart from jail or prison.  Other formerly incarcerated individuals may experience homelessness for the first time. 

Individuals with a criminal record may face a variety of barriers when trying to secure affordable housing.  At A Better Day, we offer support and stability for individuals and families seeking for a place to call home.  We have established partnerships with local shelters, transitional housing programs, property owners, and the local housing authorities to assist our participants with independent living in a safe community.

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CONTACT

LeTeisha Gordon  

804.214.6155

abetterdayassoc@gmail.com

A Better Day Than Yesterday Iniative  Program 

​P.O. Box 7629, Henrico, VA 23231

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