by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director
August was a very busy month for us. We welcomed five new residents during this time and are preparing for more in September. Each arrival brings its own challenges. Cleaning, painting and waxing of floors are done in preparation for a new resident. Beds, bedding and supplies are needed as well. We communicate with and coordinate with family members, release officers and probation officers regarding their pick-up and arrival. Trips to the probation office, Sheriff’s Office and the tax collector to get identification are all legally required within 48 hours. It can be a whirlwind!
As each new resident arrives, they are immediately surrounded by their new family and built-in support system. These are all things that add to the successful reentry of those we serve.