What if we all gave together? We can! Starting on July 18, our community will come together to support the amazing work of S&D PJ Housing to raise the funds to purchase a house for the woman to parole.
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S&D PJ Housing, a nonprofit that is dedicated to helping women returning home from prison or jail is one of the charities participating in A Community Thrives, a program that supports community improvement ideas with grants up to $100K. To qualify for a grant, S&D PJ Housing needs to meet a fundraising goal from its own network. Help us raise awareness and funds for Transition House/S&D PJ Housing by making a donation online from July 18th through August 12th at https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/story/Pjhousing.
Find out more by visiting www.pjhousing.org and remember – July 18th through August 12th is the time to give!
About S&D PJ Housing
S&D PJ Housing is designed to provide appropriate support services for women up to 24 months who are transitioning out of prison and/or in the tether program. This transition will help them be more self-sufficient to move toward independent living. Formerly incarcerated people face homeless within the first year of release but people who receive supportive programs, housing, education, counseling, and job training were found to be 61 percent less likely to be re-incarcerated within one year.
S&D PJ Housing will serve the greater Detroit area. The organization was founded by E.B. Jordan who was once incarcerated for two years. She’s had hands-on experience facing transitioning back into society but with the help of strong friends and family in her corner, she was able to focus on her goals. While in prison she enrolled in the Building Trades class, which she’s going to apply to S&D PJ Housing projects. She is also the Block Club President and Precinct Delegate of her neighborhood.
Among working-age individuals ages 25-44, the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people is 27.3 percent, compared with just 5.2 percent for their general public peers. S&D PJ Housing is working to bring down the barriers to employment that stop formerly incarcerated people from rebuilding their lives. More than 200 women are released from prison in Wayne County each year, most of them in and around Detroit, and with your help, we can help fight against homelessness and the prison revolving door.