• "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:

News


 
My Mom is in Prison: Xieara's Story

My Mom is in Prison: Xieara's Story

Mar 26, 2020

A lot of kids have complicated relationships with their parents. But Xieara, 14, has extra challenges:
 Her mom is in prison several hundred miles from home. On a recent visit, Xieara opened up about the emotional ups and downs—and how they keep their bond strong.

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A Rikers Island Doctor Speaks Out to Save Her Elderly Patients from the Coronavirus

A Rikers Island Doctor Speaks Out to Save Her Elderly Patients from the Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

On Wednesday, we published a tweet thread that Dr. Rachael Bedard, the former Osborne Board Member and geriatrics and palliative care physician who works on Rikers Island. Today, the New Yorker published an interview with Dr. Bedard.

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Appeal to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Appeal to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Mar 20, 2020

As leaders of the nonprofit reentry organizations signing below, we have proudly served on the Governor’s Reentry Council (New York State Council on Re-entry and Re-integration).

Collectively, we serve thousands of men and women in prison and under community supervision, and appreciate the opportunity we have had to draw on our experience to advise your office on best practices and policies that contribute to the successful release and reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals. 

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Keeping our community safe: COVID-19 Updates

Keeping our community safe: COVID-19 Updates

Mar 16, 2020

Osborne's offices are currently closed to the public. We continue to provide services to as many of our participants as possible through the use of technology and other safe practices and are updating our plans as new information becomes available. If you need up-to-date information about Osborne programs and services, please call 718-707-2798.

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