YOU DID IT FOR ME
Mike* is a former gang member who, after serving time in prison, entered a Catholic Charities reentry program. There he received the guidance and support he needed to reject violence and crime. Now he is a Peer Mentor in the same program, and he is studying for his social work degree at a local university. Mike credits Catholic Charities for helping him make a change in his life: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
In 2015, Catholic Charities agencies provided 14,466 prisoners and returning citizens services to help reform their lives.