The Village Initiative Inc.
2023 Nonprofit Catalyst Grantee
Location: Kansas City, Kan. (Wyandotte Co.)
The Village Initiative Inc. believes that returning citizens lack the sufficient human and social capital to navigate life challenges outside of jails and prisons; families struggle to address needs of their loved ones and communities aren’t sufficiently prepared to support the re-entry population. The Village Initiative’s pre- and post-release programs prepare returning citizens for a successful transition into our communities. A transitional house with wrapround services meets their basic needs, addresses substance use disorder and mental health challenges, peer support groups change old behaviors, academic and vocational training equip participants for a livable wage and self-sufficiency.
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring, food giveaway, case management assistance, licensed professionals can volunteer to assist with counseling.
Volunteer Contact: Randy George firstname.lastname@example.org