The Help Center has enrolled over 700 clients since 2015
Of those 700 clients, 62% have completed the program
Of the completion rate, 40% gain successful employment
The mission of The HELP Center is to provide ex-offenders, offenders, and low income individuals support to restructure their lives and achieve success with counseling, educational, employment, and supportive services.
THC goal is to develop a center for offenders, ex-offenders and low-income individuals to be equipped with the best tools and practices that will demonstrate how transitional work programs aid in their re-entry back into society
Offenders, ex-offenders and low-income individuals will be assigned and required to meet with a case management member. The case management teams are thoroughly trained by the Executive Director, who possess over thirteen(13) years’ experience in social services and case management as a contractor for the State of Tennessee. The team (instructor, case managers, interns and volunteers) will perform instruction and case management activities to include, but not limited to:
Access household and individual client needs and determine the best plan of action to address those needs
Facilitate access to the services and available resources necessary for self-sufficiency and housing stabilization, follow-up to ensure that client referrals are completed
Tracking and documenting client progress.
THC prides itself on providing weekly follow-up case management, utilizing our case management computer system, for our clients. After successful employment, we provide 30, 60, 90 day follow-up.
Even better news is that the TDOC is maintaining extremely low return rates for felons convicted of violent crimes such as murder, rape and assault. Three years after their release, these offenders were only 25% likely to return to prison compared to the nearly 44% return rate for those convicted of property offenses.
In my experience with job sear from countless foundations and/or organizations, the ability and professionalism at The Help Center far exceeded my expectations. With creativity and the hands on approach, the staff has the knowledge and responsibilities to help ex-offenders re-enter back into society."
Darrell Wingo, Client