"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:
On Thursday, December 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Osborne will host "Coming Home." In a conversation hosted by The New Yorker editor David Remnick, "Coming Home" will explore the barriers and opportunities for securing stable housing after incarceration, and discuss the innovative solutions Osborne offers, including the transitional housing project we are developing in the heart of the Bronx: the Fulton Community Reentry Project.Continue reading...
In an Op-Ed in the Gotham Gazette, advocates urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign four bills that provide key protections for Black, brown, immigrant, and poor New Yorkers. The authors include Whitney Hollins, an advisor to Osborne's New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents.Continue reading...
Ronald Rodgers has “so many stories.” As an employment specialist in Osborne’s Career Center, he uses his quarter-century of experience to place people in good jobs — jobs that pay the bills, support the family, and evoke that sense of pride we all look for at work. That’s already a success story. But Ronald’s passion is to go even further, to help participants build careers for which they have a passion.Continue reading...