When I first got to Osborne, I didn’t even 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 Karomer
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 Loucks
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 became employed with Osborne’s Fresh Start Catering.
- Kim Washington
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 Morales, who completed Osborne’s Longtermers Responsibility Project and Treatment Services program, is now a Janitorial Maintenance Crew Chief and NYSID Joslin Award Winner.
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 Camacho
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:
A participant in our Elder Reentry Initiative (ERI) recently shared her experience meeting Osborne while incarcerated on Rikers Island and coming home to support. She asked we only use her initials for this story.Continue reading...
Testimony for the Osborne Association, by the Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations for the Assembly Health and Corrections Committees at the joint public hearing on healthcare in correctional facilities.
Presented by: Elizabeth Gaynes, Osborne President and CEO on October 30, 2017Continue reading...
Throughout #SeeUsSupportUs month, we are highlighting the voices of people directly impacted by parental incarceration. Below is a piece by See Us, Support Us partner Hena Ali-Bernard about her relationship with her father and her caregivers during his incarceration.Continue reading...