"The Sing Sing children’s center allows kids to interact with their daddies. They play games, color, read, and even make special projects during the holidays! My husband took Osborne’s parenting classes which helped his relationship with our babies. He has more patience, less anger, and he is the loving man he was prior to what led to his incarceration."
- Jennifer L.
"After 6 months of treatment, I obtained my OSHA license, stopped smoking cigarettes, and achieved drug abstinence after being a daily user. I enrolled in culinary arts school and am employed with Osborne’s Fresh Start Catering."
- Kim W.
"When I first got to Osborne, I didn’t have parental rights of my daughter. Because of the Fatherhood Initiative, three months after starting the program, the judge was able to give me back my daughter. So I have all my parental rights again and I’m doing amazing."
- Charles K.
"I’ve grown mentally, physically and spiritually. I would have never thought in a million years that I would be in this position I am in now."
- Raymonita M., now a Janitorial Maintenance Crew Chief and NYSID Joslin Award Winner, completed Osborne’s Longtermers Responsibility Project and Treatment Services program
"The Youth Experience Success [peer support community] provides me with a safe and loving environment and staff who go to every extent to help me reach my fullest potential.... This opportunity has given me the chance to explore possibilities and allowed me to believe that anything is possible if I set my mind to it."
- Shiane C.
Our blog contains stories about individuals who have participated in programs at the Osborne Association and used that opportunity to transform their lives. Individuals in jail and prison face many challenges upon release that can include unemployment, substance reliance or lack of stable housing. These recent pieces tell the stories of individuals who succeeded in the face of these challenges:
Two elected officials partnered with an organization to celebrate graduates of a per-apprenticeship program in the Bronx.
New York City Council members Vanessa Gibson and Fernando Cabrera joined Pathways to Apprenticeship’s graduation ceremony for their constituents who successfully completing the pre-apprenticeship training program. The graduates are now ready to start their careers in New York City’s building trades unions.Continue reading...
On Friday, 23-year-old Jazmine Headley went to a Brooklyn Human Resources Administration building to ask for daycare vouchers for her 1-year-old son. After a verbal dispute with a security guard, police officers forcibly—violently and chaotically—removed Ms. Headley's son from her arms and arrested her.
Faced with criticism over the behavior of the arresting officers, Patrick Lynch, the leader of the New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, asked: "when confronted with a similar impossible scenario, what do you want us to do?"Continue reading...
Osborne was thrilled to receive the New York Community Trust 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Award for Results and Impact at the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York Best Nonprofit Conference.Continue reading...