GRACE ACADEMY is a community-supported reentry residential experience committed to providing a safe, drug-free, therapeutic, temporary living environment for four to six formerly incarcerated men who are committed to successful reentry and being “Agents of Change,” for a period of 8 to 10 months
Agents of Change are people negatively affected by the criminal justice system, who have chosen to become advocates and positive role models for their communities.
We believe that Community Support is imperative towards successful reentry and is absent in the current reentry residential models. Grace Academy offers Case Management toward employment, therapeutic training, independent housing and call center training that gives back to the community. In addition to Case Management, we offer seven (7) progressive components that will connect our participants to the wealth of assistance that has always been available from the community.
Donations for furniture and expenses are welcome.
Councilwoman Lorraine Johnson of the 3rd Ward issues Hudson Valley ReEntry Network a check for $8,000.00 towards the establishment of Grace Academy –
a Community Supported ReEntry Residential for six formerly incarcerated men who have established an impressive resume of rehabilitation.