“Before coming to PACE everything in my life was in chaos; I didn’t know where to go or who to turn to. PACE helped me find a place to live, create a resume, and prepare for job interviews. Their work in re-entry is so important because no one wants to give people a second chance. Thanks to PACE, I now have a job of $25 an hour. PACE put me on a path that has led me to a wonderful job.” – PACE Client, Craig
If you or someone you love has been involved in the criminal justice system, you know how challenging it can be to start over in the best of circumstances. While some may be hesitant to help those with felony convictions, it is crucial to understand that nearly everyone who is incarcerated will be released.
If no one is willing to help these men and women gain meaningful employment, access substance abuse and mental health services, or obtain financial coaching, the likelihood of re-offending is high. For our community to succeed in achieving its goal of increased public safety, it must take steps to ensure that these individuals are able to become successful and contributing members of society.
PACE, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and provides a variety of services to help previously incarcerated individuals and their families to lead productive and responsible lives in their community. This includes job readiness coaching, employment placements, substance abuse assessments, mental health coaching, high school equivalency classes, and more, all at no cost. While we have these programs in place to help this population, we still have a lot to accomplish.
That’s why we’re hosting our third annual Advocacy Breakfast on Thursday, April 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30 AM at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. The morning will feature a warm breakfast, networking with Indianapolis’ community and business leaders, and a short program highlighting how integrated care, a strong community, a sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to community stabilization through reduced crime and increased productiveness. Our special guest emcee will be State Representative Robin Shackleford.
No one wants to be forever judged by their worst day. We believe in second chances and hope you do, too. Together we can strengthen our community by assisting individuals and families impacted by incarceration rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient. Join us.
Parking for this event is on-your-own. A parking garage is located directly adjacent to Barnes & Thornburg LLP (validation is not available), street parking is available, and Circle Centre Mall garages are nearby.