The Salvation Army Northeast Ohio 49-9 Project: Offender Reentry Program
According to the United States Department of Justice, over 650,000 individuals are released from America's state and federal persons every year. Studies show that approximately two-thirds will likely be rearrested within 3 years of their release. For ex-offenders and their communities, these releases pose numerous challenges. With no job, no money, and no place to live, the likelihood of successful reentry and integration is a large and seemingly impossibel hurdle to overcome.
The Salvation Army, through the 49-9 Project, seeks to reach out to persons recently released from correctional and treatment facilities in the Northeast Ohio region to assist and address needs with a spirit of compassion and nurturing as put forth in Isaiah 49:9 and The Salvation Army Mission Statement to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Hearing a heavy door close behind you is often described as the ultimate moment of fear and loneliness for someone entering the prison system, but facing the world from the outside of that door after release can be every bit as daunting. The specters of fractured and strained relationships, homelessness, unemployment, relapse and recidivism are but a few of the problems that are lurking.
49-9 Service Offerings | Successful Re-Entry Made Possible
The Salvation Army 49-9 Project will help you work through your reentry. In addition to other resources, please see below for our service offerings:
Ohio Benefit Bank Assistance
Birth Certificate and Driver License Assistance
Computers for Job Searches
Assistance with Security and Utility Deposits
Clothing and Food Assistance
Testimonials & News
Mark Fahringer, administrator of the 49-9 Program and field representative for the Salvation Army's service unit in Oberlin, Oberlin, OH was the recipient of the National Award for Excellence in Corrections.
Brian has just been released from The Toledo Correctional Institution after serving over 20 years...
Andrew served his country in Afghanistan, struggled with PTSD, became addicted to heroin, and got in trouble with the law...