Returning Is Hard

The road back is hard to travel after you have served your sentence, and there will be challenges that you are not likely prepared to overcome. In fact, there will be challenges that you cannot imagine. However, you will also find people in the community who want to help you succeed. The links in this section will provide information to get you through the most imporatant roadblocks during your first few weeks out.

Transportation

You will not likely have a car or other transportation available when you first hit the streets. Since we are in a rural area with little public transportation options, getting around is even more challenging than in a city. However, you will not be completely stranded.

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Housing

It is important to have a place to call home. Unfortunately, that will be a challenge for you. Rent in our area is high and there are very few low-rent housing options available. The page linked below contains information that may help.

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Food

There are several food banks, religious institutions, and other sources for low-cost, or free, food. Once you have transportation, a food source may be easy to access.

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Employment

You will need a job. Options are few, but people who want to work should be able to find employment.

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Other

There are other services you may need once you get the four basic ones listed above settled. These other services include legal, medical, religious, and clothing. The page linked below contains information about all of these services.

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